Friday, January 27, 2012

The Sea of Bath by Bob Logan

The captain was asleep on his boat when the tide carried him out to sea. He never knows how he ends up on the Sea of Bath, but once out there he sees all kinds of strange sights: ducks that squeak instead of quack, rain that comes and goes, an odd little boat named Soap. Then, as suddenly as it came, the tide goes out and the Captain can go back to sleep until his next journey on the Sea of Bath.

I was enchanted by this book. That's the best way I know how to describe it. The art, the text, the idea behind the book - I just found it to be the perfect amount of cleverness. I love that it takes something so ordinary - bathtime - and turns it into a celebration of storytelling and possibility. It's just the kind of book that will spark creative ideas in children who tend towards creativity and can show others just how much fun imagination can be. Definitely do not miss this book.

Check out Bob Logan's website for other examples of his artwork.

Find it at IndieBound. 

Read it with:
Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter
Pirates Don't Take Baths by John Segal
Rocket Town by Bob Logan

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