Toy Boat

Toy Boat

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A little boy has a toy boat that he made out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. The boy and his boat are inseparable . . . until the day the wind pushes the boat out into the wide lake, and the little boat must face fierce waves, a grumpy ferry, a sassy schooner, and a growling speed boat if he is to find his way home. From Randall de Seve and bestselling artist Loren Long, creator of the Otis series and illustrator of The Little Engine That Could, comes a child-friendly adventure sure to inspire imaginative toy play. Praise for TOY BOAT * "With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporaryLittle Toothas an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review "A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly "show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Board book | 30 pages
  • 150 x 152 x 16mm | 260g
  • Philomel Books
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0399167978
  • 9780399167973
  • 190,314

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Praise for TOY BOAT *"The streamlined text is straightforward, letting the amazing art do much of the work. Long's acrylic, hyperrealistic pictures, awash with many shades of blue, are so substantial they seem to be molded from clay, and his expansive double-page spreads effectively convey the perspectives and differences in the size between the full-size boats and the boy's beloved toy. A harmonious ending brings the story full circle. With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review "A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly"show more

About Randall de Seve

Randall de Seve made her debut as an author with the New York Times bestseller Toy Boat, illustrated by Loren Long. She is also the author of The Duchess of Whimsy, illustrated by her husband, Peter de Seve. Randall lives with Peter and their two daughters in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about Randall de Seve, go to Loren Long haspuff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles asOtis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, Drummer Boy, The Little Engine that Couldby Watty Piper, Toy Boatby Randall de Seve, Mr. Peabody's Applesby Madonna, andOf Thee I Singby President Barack Obama. Loren lives in a suburb of Cincinnati with his wife and their two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first. To learn more about Loren Long and his books, go to or"show more
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