Author(s): Daniel Miyares
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.
"Lovely and life-affirming." Kirkus Reviews "A visual pleasure." School Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW) "Absolutely stunning." Ingram's News Reviews for the Youth Librarian "A visual tale of a small moment made spectacular in the eyes of a child." Horn Book (STARRED REVIEW) "Skilled draftsmanship and smart pacing distinguish Miyares's visual storytelling...It's a moment of childhood captured in multiple dimensions." Publishers Weekly "This will likely become a repeat favorite, particularly for little ones still learning to read on their own." Booklist "A stunning wordless tale ... Float is a standout." USA Today "[A] perfect wordless book ... perfectly paced to the end when the weather clears and a neat plot twist soars." The Boston Globe "Ingenuity, exhilaration, loss, consolation and return to happiness-Daniel Miyares packs all the turbulence of childhood play into 'Float.'" -The Wall Street Journal "[E]very square inch of this book is a treat." Huffington Post
Daniel Miyares has illustrated books such as Bambino and Mr. Twain and Waking Up is Hard to Do, and Pardon Me! is his first adventure as an author/illustrator. He earned a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since worked for Hallmark Cards Inc.