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Anne Schwartz Books Ahoy!

Publication Date: April 2, 2024

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

Join a child captain and parent first mate as they embark on a wild high seas adventure…all without leaving the living room! This imaginative romp of a picture book is filled with glorious illustrations from a beloved Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling creator.

Raise the mainsail! 

Batten the hatches! 

It's time to set sail…on the couch!

There's a storm coming, and a child is ready to captain the ship. "Make haste and climb aboard," they call out to their parent, "before you're swept out to sea!" 

Sea? What sea? The parent is only trying to vacuum the rug. But the child is adamant. It's not a rug--it's the ocean. And that broom? It's the ship's mast. Soon enough, child and parent are both off on an imaginary nautical adventure!

Here is a thoroughly engaging, hilarious picture book that celebrates the joys of playing make-believe--and hanging out with a parent!

About the Author

Sophie Blackall is the award-winning illustrator of over 50 books for children, including Finding Winnie and Hello, Lighthouse, which both received the Caldecott Medal. She illustrated A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat, written by Emily Jenkins, which received four starred reviews and was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Her most recent picture book, Farmhouse, was an instant New York Times bestseller, received five starred reviews and was also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Sophie's many other honors include a BCCB Blue Ribbon, an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, Society of Illustrators Founders Award, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: Australia

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Anne Schwartz Books

Publication Date: April 2, 2024

ISBN: 9780593429396

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