A little boy is reading a book about a ship and a princess and a dragon. He hears other children playing outside in the rain puddles, and goes to join them. He is not sure how to make friends, so he just starts playing pretend that he is in a ship fighting off a dragon. The other children naturally join in with his game, and they all go sailing to an island with the princess from the story.
I love the beautiful messages about friendship in this book. It can be daunting to approach new people, hoping to make friends, but using your imagination and playing games brings people together like nothing else can.
The soft illustrations are a complete delight! The colors are bright and inviting, and I was completely enchanted with the lovely artwork. The imagination of the little boy’s story world really comes to life as he pretends to fight off the dragon and sail the seas.
I really appreciated the diversity of ethnicities and races in this book. It doesn’t matter what the characters look like or the color of their skin; they just want to have fun and play together.
I thought it was interesting that the story focused on the smells and sounds in the scenes. “The outside smelled like wet grass…” It is an effective way of putting the reader right into the scene.
I love everything about this imaginative and sweet story!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.