Exploring outer space and the ocean is exciting, but what if you left something very important at home?
Best friends Garcia and Colette are eager to go exploring, only they can’t agree on where to go. Garcia loves everything about space (Stars! Planets!) and Colette is obsessed with the sea (Waves! Fish!).
Staying home is not an option, so they each get busy. Garcia builds a rocket ship that’s snazzy and silver. Colette’s shiny submarine is perfect for deep-sea dives. And they wish each other well on their travels.
It turns out the Milky Way really is amazing and the ocean floor is truly spectacular, but Garcia and Colette both realize they left something very important back home.
Exploring your favorite place can be terrific, but maybe the company is more important than the destination.
Hannah Barnaby has worked as a children’s book editor, a bookseller, and a teacher of writing for children and young adults. She holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. Her first novel, Wonder Show, was a William C. Morris YA Debut Award nominee.
Andrew Joyner is an Australian children’s book author and illustrator. He has worked as a receptionist, a fruit packer, and a tutor. Some of his many picture books include The Pink Hat; Too Many Elephants in This House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky; The Baby Swap, written by Jan Ormerod; and Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex, written by Mo O’Hara. Most recently, he has illustrated the new Dr. Seuss picture book, Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum. When he isn’t drawing dinosaurs, Andrew can be found reading or dreaming about the ancient ruins of Europe. You can visit him at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.