Float

by Daniel Miyares

On a gray, rainy day, a brown-skinned boy dressed in bright yellow rain gear heads... read more

On a gray, rainy day, a brown-skinned boy dressed in bright yellow rain gear heads outside to play with the boat his dad has folded for him out of newspaper. Once the rain stops he floats his boat on puddles, but it is suddenly carried away down the street on a swift current, and right into a storm sewer. The boy later finds his boat in a drainage ditch, but it’s all soaked and shapeless. Downcast, he returns home where his dad is waiting with a hug, dry clothes, and a mug of cocoa. And he sets out again, this time with a folded paper airplane. This completely wordless book is illustrated in grays, browns, and bright yellows, and the pictures themselves of a young boy at play recall the work of Ezra Jack Keats. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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