How It Feels to Be a Boat

by James Kwan

As a little boat’s high seas adventures get underway, disagreeable passengers make her seasick. When she runs aground, will teamwork turn the tide? Offbeat and imaginative, up-and-coming author/illustrator James Kwan gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to not only be a boat, but what it is to be human.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544715332
  • ISBN-10: 0544715330
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 07/04/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 40

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    Sometimes being a boat is full of adventures and it's nothing but smooth sailing on the high seas, but sometimes arguing passengers can take you off course. When you run aground, will their teamwork give you the strength to make it through? Offbeat and imaginative, James Kwan gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to not only be a boat, but what it is to be human in both gentle and rough waters. 

          Perfect for life’s transitions, this book tackles taking on change and indecision with grace, humor, and heart. It’s a reassuring reminder to stay the course through all kinds of stormy weather. Ahoy, ahoy!

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    ?  "This poignant yet lighthearted affirmation asserts the uniqueness of each individual and reassures readers that while life is complex, sometimes messy, and even occasionally catastrophic, it is all part of the journey. While the topic may seem a bit mature or daunting for very young readers, the story has such quirky sparkle that even if readers don't quite get its meaning, they will be delighted with its sense of playfulness." —Kirkus, starred review 


    "Visionary and unique, this is the sort of book one could never predict, but one whose resonance is impossible to deny." —Horn Book 


    "A sophisticated allegory for the curveballs life lobs and the way we respond, it’s tailor-made for family conversations." —PW

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