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by Miyares, Daniel [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015].Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 18 cm.ISBN: 9781481415248 (hardcover); 1481415247 (hardcover).Subject(s): Boats and boating -- Reproduction -- Juvenile fiction | Lost articles -- Juvenile fiction | Rain and rainfall -- Juvenile fiction | Toys -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Boats and boating -- Fiction | Toys -- Fiction | Lost and found possessions -- Fiction | Rain and rainfall -- Fiction | Stories without wordsSummary: "Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

"Wordless picture book about a boy who loses his paper boat in the rain"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

The joys, fears, and frustrations of exploration -- as well as the safety, support, and love of home -- are examined in this wordless story. Using inspiration from the newspaper, a boy and his caregiver (the only two characters in the narrative) together fold a paper boat. When the boy takes it outside to play, he pretends to sail the boat around the neighborhood. After a downpour, it floats for real -- first in a puddle and then out of the boys grasp into a sewer grate. Bereft, he returns home to find care and coziness: a loving hug, dry clothes, and a warm mug of cocoa. Soon after, our hero ventures out again into a bright yellow day, with a freshly folded paper airplane. This time, he embraces the moment when he can set his creation free. With a limited color palette of mostly grays and yellows, each scene is full of reflection, shadow, and texture. The characters are composed of distinct planes of color and appear layered, as if folded out of paper, reinforcing the tactile topic and theme. Miyaress strong command of perspective and line produces a comfortable suspense between panels and delivers a visual tale of a small moment made spectacular in the eyes of a child. Endpapers supply directions for readers to make their own paper boats and airplanes. elisa gall (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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