Arthur's Dream Boat
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
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From the talented Polly Dunbar comes an imaginative adventure that will have children sailing away on their own flights of fancy.
One night, Arthur has an amazing dream about a pink and green boat with a striped mast and a beautiful figurehead. He can’t wait to tell his family about it! But when he tries, no one (not even the dog) is interested in listening. In fact, they don’t even notice when the very same boat gradually appears on his head, growing larger and larger by the minute! Soon Arthur is bouncing over the waves in his very own dream boat. Maybe now his family will listen to him!
Polly Dunbar is the author and illustrator of Penguin, DogBlue, and Flyaway Katie (all published by Candlewick). She is also the illustrator of Margaret Mahy's Down the Back of the Chair.She studied illustration at BrightArt School and now lives and works in Brighton, England.
Dunbar imaginatively transforms a seaside memory of a small boy in the ocean and a boat on the distant horizon into Arthur's adventure with a dream boat... Humorous, exuberant pencil-and-watercolor illustrations... A real attention-getter.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)