Boat of Dreams
There is an old man who lives on the beach. One day he sees a bottle with a paper in it. But the paper is blank. So he draws a really cool, steampunk-like boat. Then he puts it back in the bottle and sends it back into the ocean. Then a boy gets a letter, and it is the man’s drawing. The boy draws a picture of him and his cat on the boat, and then he tapes the picture over his bed and goes to sleep. When he is sleeping, he has a dream that he is going to see the man, and he is sailing to see him in the boat.
This book doesn’t have any words, so you have to make up the story yourself. The pictures are beautiful and I really like them, even though they aren’t very colorful. They make you think it is like a dream. You don’t really know if the old man is the boy’s grandfather, but they are happy to see each other. There are a lot of details in the pictures, like the old man’s house is full of drawings and maybe inventions and lots of old things.
Tilbury House Publishers