Blue Floats Away

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$17.99  $16.73
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
8.8 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian and the creator of 100 Scope Notes, a kidlit blog hosted by School Library Journal. He was a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. Jonker lives with his wife and two children in Zeeland, Michigan.

Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an artist by night. He is the author-illustrator of graphic novels and picture books including What Color Is Night? His comics have been featured in many major publications, including the New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as The Best American Comics 2013 anthology. He lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and four children.


"Blue is an accessible, sweet character who brings emotional depth to an important science concept. Dazzling illustrations, created with cut paper, colored pencil, and white ink, will hold kids' rapt attention while they hear, wide-eyed, about Blue's destiny."--Kirkus Reviews
"Animating the water cycle is a project that Jonker (The Very Last Castle) takes on with humor, drama, and even momentary twinges of fear. Though an author's note discusses climate change, the story's message also comforts, with a character who doesn't disappear but gracefully changes state."--Publishers Weekly
"Jonker keeps his text and its tale simple, accommodating the youngest audiences and providing a clear framework for the educational component. Charming and effective." --Booklist
"Charming, child-friendly illustrations in cut paper, colored pencil, and white ink convey the journey of a young iceberg and the wondrous beauty and variety of vistas along the way." --School Library Journal
"A title that sneakily teaches as it enchants."--Shelf Awareness