Blue Floats Away

Blue Floats Away

4.56 (41 ratings by Goodreads)
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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Abrams Books For Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419744232
  • 9781419744235
  • 2,025,365

Review quote

"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"
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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian and the creator of 100 Scope Notes, a kidlit blog hosted by School Library Journal.
He was a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. Jonker lives with his
wife and two children in Zeeland, Michigan. Visit him online at Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an artist by night. He is the author-illustrator of graphic novels and picture books, including What Color Is Night? His comics have been featured in many major publications, including the New York Times, and The New Yorker, as well as The Best American Comics 2013 anthology. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and four children. Visit him online at
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Rating details

41 ratings
4.56 out of 5 stars
5 63% (26)
4 29% (12)
3 7% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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