In this story we meet a little boy who is captivated by the sea and stories about the sea. He dreams of having a ship and sailing off to have adventures of his own. With the magic of storytelling in no time at all he does just that, building himself a boat to sail the seven seas.
He experiences amazing sunrises and sunsets, and fabulous sea creatures keep him company. However, it isn’t all smooth sailing (!) he has to negotiate busy shipping lanes and stormy seas. Bravely, he becomes attuned to the sea and his ship, drawing on the resources at his disposal. Using sea charts, a compass and the stars to guide him, he continues with his adventure until eventually he hears a voice from home calling him, and he returns to tell his tale.
This is a delightful picturebook, beautifully written with a pleasing and varied rhythm which would make it great to read aloud to young children. The illustrations are full of warmth and complement the story perfectly, conveying the magic and wonder of the sea and the drama of the story.
The book ends with a message for the reader to prompt conversation and imagination – where in the world will you go? What is your dream?
A celebration of adventure, childhood ambition and determination; daring to dream and not giving up, this is a perfect story for young explorers everywhere.