Monday, November 23, 2015

FLOAT by Daniel Miyares / Book Review

Written & Illustrated by: Daniel Miyares
Published by: Simon & Schuster Kids
Released on: June 9th, 2015
Ages: 4-8
Rating: 5 Owls - We LOVED It!
Source: book from publisher to review, in exchange for my honest review

A boy's small paper boat and his large imagination fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me! that includes endpaper instructions for building a boat of your own.

A little boy takes a boat made of newspaper out for a rainy-day adventure. The boy and his boat dance in the downpour and play in the puddles, but when the boy sends his boat floating down a gutter stream, it quickly gets away from him.

So of course the little boy goes on the hunt for his beloved boat, and when the rain lets up, he finds himself on a new adventure altogether.
This seemingly simply story from Daniel Miyares is enriched with incredible depth and texture that transcend words. 

This is one of the most beautifully illustrated picture books I've seen. With out any words, each illustration featured through out the book tells more than words could say. Sometimes the best stories are the ones that lack words, but who's pictures capture the emotion and heart of the story better than words ever could. This is a book that has done just that. FLOAT is the lovely story of a boy, a boat, and his rainy day adventure. We loved this book! I except to see a Caldecott award on future publications of this book. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~