Arthur's Dream Boat (Hardcover)

By Polly Dunbar, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763658670, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012



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

About the Author

Polly Dunbar is the award-winning author-illustrator of "Penguin" and "Dog Blue," as well as the Tilly and Friends series. She is also the illustrator of "Here s a Little Poem" by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, "My Dad s a Birdman" by David Almond, and "Shoe Baby," written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Polly Dunbar lives and works in Brighton, England."

Praise For Arthur's Dream Boat

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)