Imaginations, Ahoy! I was thrilled to have this fabulous book recommended by a local children’s librarian, and even more thrilled to learn that the author and illustrator are both Canadians! ‘A Sea-Wishing Day’ is by British Columbian, Robert Heidbreder and is illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton from Ontario.
I knew I’d love this book right from the first line:
To sail the sea
That the sea
Sailed right to me!
Beautiful gouache illustrations and a perfectly androgynous protagonist with a trusty side-kick who might be a dog (but could also be a unicorn!) present an exhilarating adventure that includes pirates, sea monsters, creepy caves, mermaids, treasures and more. The rhyming lines make it extra fun to read aloud.
What imaginary land or world has your kid been hanging out in lately?