Blue Floats Away
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Book Release: March 23, 2021
A little iceberg strikes out on a big journey in this new picture book that explores the wonders of the water cycle
Little Blue lives at the North Pole with his parents until, one day, he floats away and strikes out on his own. Along the way, Blue encounters new things (sharks) and beautiful things (sailboats). He starts to wonder which way is home when something unexpected starts to happen. Little Blue is getting smaller and smaller until . . . he transforms!
After mixing with the warm ocean water, Blue reappears as a cloud. He encounters new things (airplanes) and beautiful things (birds). He charts a course for home. As it gets colder and colder, Blue gets bigger and bigger until . . . hey, is that a snowflake?
A story about the water cycle, Blue Floats Away explores the power of transformation and growing up.
Abrams Books for Young Readers
4 - 8 years
Girls Love STEAM Review:
Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"Blue is an accessible, sweet character who brings emotional depth to an important science concept. Dazzling illustrations, created with cut paper, colored pencil, and white ink, will hold kids’ rapt attention while they hear, wide-eyed, about Blue’s destiny."
-- Kirkus Reviews*
"Animating the water cycle is a project that Jonker (The Very Last Castle) takes on with humor, drama, and even momentary twinges of fear. Though an author’s note discusses climate change, the story’s message also comforts, with a character who doesn’t disappear but gracefully changes state."
-- Publishers Weekly*
"Jonker keeps his text and its tale simple, accommodating the youngest audiences and providing a clear framework for the educational component. Charming and effective."
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