Perfect Picture Book Friday’s is back, Yay! So let’s start with a dreamy bedtime story for those cooler nights…
The Wishing Boat
Illustrated by: Chris Saunders
Published by: Gosford, NSW : Scholastic Australia 2017
Ages: 3 – 6 years
Theme: dreams, imagination.
Opening Lines: In my little wishing boat, I cast off with the moonlit tide, unfurling sails to chase the wind and explore the oceans wide.
Synopsis: Drift along into a dream of adventure where anything is possible. A beautiful story about a young girl’s journey, through a dream world, with a playful rhyming text, and whimsical illustrations.
Why I like this: I love the rhyming sparse text. With rainbow fish that blows bubbles and others that play hide and seek among an underwater world of forests, caverns and castles we are easily lead into an adventure by a cute pixie faced little girl. While her wish to explore the oceans and discover new lands was brief there was sufficient action and drama to keep the reader interested. The full page illustrations are beautiful and whimsical.
Resources/Findings: A lovely teachers resource from Scholastic… https://resource.scholastic.com.au/resourceFiles/8434479_65554.pdf
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What a lovely new-to-me bedtime story, Diane. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Patricia, Glad you like it.
Love that cover! It looks like a good bedtime read full of imagery and sweet dreams! Great choice!
Thank you Pat. Yes great story for sending little ones off into a dream world.
The cover certainly invites one to adventure.
Hi Joanna, Yes there is adventure everywhere even under the sea. 😉
I haven’t seen this one either. I too like the cover. I’ll look for it in my library. Thanks for introducing me!
Hi Maria. Glad you like the look of this one. Hope you find it. Enjoy!
What a lovely cover image! Sounds very peaceful. I look forward to taking a look!
Hi Beth. Yes it is a lovely dreamy adventure for settling kids down at night, I think. Enjoy!
Yes, it does look dreamy! Hope I can find a copy!
I always love good rhyming books. I’m thinking my granddaughter might enjoy this one. Thanks!
I love the cover art. It sets a peaceful mood.