Float by Daniel Miyares

Title: Float
Author: Daniel Miyares
Illustrator: Daniel Miyares
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2015)
ISBN: 9781481415248

Float by Daniel Miyares is a lovely wordless picture book that promotes creativity, cause and effect and weather.

A little boy takes his boat made of newspaper out into the rain. With his large imagination, the boy places the boat in the gutter stream and the boat sails away on an adventure. The boy runs to keep up with the boat and finds himself on a wonderful adventure. He runs after the boat as it disappears down a grate. Stretching his arm through the bars he can’t reach it.

The boy follows the drain to its end and reclaims the soaking boat from a stream. Dejected, he walks home and seeks comfort from his dad. They dry his clothes, share some hot chocolate and fold an aeroplane from the newspaper. Next, the boy is seen in his t-shirt and short ready to fly his paper plane from this front porch.

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Simon & Schuster Books: Float Activity Sheet
Mr Schu Reads: Daniel Miyares interview about Float
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Daniel Miyares
Daniel Miyares Official Website
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