Blue Floats Away

Abrams. Mar. 2021. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781419744235.
K-Gr 2–An iceberg grows up extremely bonded to his parents until a momentous day when he separates dramatically and begins a journey through the oceans and into the sky as the water cycle plays out. His reunion with his parents is very pleasing and surprising, and while it might strain scientific credulity, who doesn’t love a happy ending? Charming, child-friendly illustrations in cut paper, colored pencil, and white ink convey the journey of a young iceberg and the wondrous beauty and variety of vistas along the way.
VERDICT There are other books about the water cycle out there but the journey of the individual character and his wonder at the voyage brings an empathetic element that will engage young readers.

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