Float (Hardcover)

Float Cover Image
By Daniel Miyares, Daniel Miyares (Illustrator)
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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.

Praise For…

"Lovely and life-affirming."

"A visual pleasure."

"Absolutely stunning."

"A visual tale of a small moment made spectacular in the eyes of a child."

"Skilled draftsmanship and smart pacing distinguish Miyares’s visual storytelling...It’s a moment of childhood captured in multiple dimensions."

“This will likely become a repeat favorite, particularly for little ones still learning to read on their own.”

“A stunning wordless tale . . . Float is a standout.”


[A] perfect wordless book . . . perfectly paced to the end when the weather clears and a neat plot twist soars.”

“Ingenuity, exhilaration, loss, consolation and return to happiness—Daniel Miyares packs all the turbulence of childhood play into ‘Float.’”

“[E]very square inch of this book is a treat.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481415248
ISBN-10: 1481415247
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 48
Language: English