A promised day at the beach is called off when a fearsome storm gusts through the region. The child in the story overcomes their fear by imagining a fantastic sailing ship with propellers, which blows the storm away.
Beautiful, charcoal drawings that are detailed and full of emotion. The perspectives are interesting. Capturing the world of children as they peer up at adults. Also, the storm casts the world beneath it as small and vulnerable.
Reasons to Love
It’s a sweet story about overcoming fear. Again, the illustrations are great.
If you’re looking for a quiet story that shows a child being brave in the face of fear, then this is a wonderful book. There are hardly any words and most of the story is told through images. I also like that the child is facing a fear that is manageable, and which is not overcome through some kind of violence or physical act.