A fantastic book that celebrates friendship, courage, imagination, and childhood.
The language is delicious and Catia Chien’s illustrations send me to the moon and back. You must have a peek at this small, sweet treat.
The sort of book that children will remember for years, with images that wend their way into the landscape of dreams.
Chien’s watercolors are so exuberant that you almost expect to feel water splashing from the tub, while Slater’s story is so light and fun that her message of learning to let go couldn’t be more gently received.
Illustrator Catia Chien’s vibrant watercolor paintings reflect author Dashka Slater’s lyrical underwater world.
A touching tale of friendship and growing up.
Quietly quirky… A great choice for one-on-one sharing, and as a bedtime story.
Lyrical, lovely and a bit loopy — perfect for summer reading.
A sweet, fanciful story about an unlikely friendship that seems as deep and real as any human one.
Lyrical and beguiling.
Imaginative and engaging.
Journalist, novelist, and children’s book author Dashka Slater has been telling stories since she could talk. Her novel for adults, The Wishing Box, was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, while her journalism honors include a gold Azbee, two Maggies, and a Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Alternative Newspapers, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California State Bar, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
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