Get ready for moving islands! Mischievous monkeys! And a splashy adventure with illustrations on almost every page.
When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There’s a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are more exciting and strange than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad?
For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun.
Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.
Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.
Ask your child about the near-sighted, tone-deaf mermaid and the way her weaknesses become strengths when helping Oliver rescue his parents.
Discuss with your child how Oliver learns that home isn’t only a regular house with a bed, but being with the people you love.
This adventurous and imaginary tale will keep you guessing what will happen next! When Oliver’s parents disappear, Oliver goes after them on his own journey, facing problem after problem. I love the Oliver is brave and instead of just complaining when a problem arises or his idea fails, he thinks about the next step he can take solve his problem and get his parents back. Plus, he makes a wonderful friend along the way. :)
Sarah McIntyre is an award-winning author and illustrator originally from Seattle, Washington. Her books have received the Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award, the UKLA Book Award, the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, the Leeds Graphic Novel Award, and more.
For Rose & Ki (as I promised at your wedding: congratulations, you two!)
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