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Alex and the Watermelon Boat
Alex and the Watermelon Boat

Alex and the Watermelon Boat

By Chris McKimmie, Illustrated by Chris McKimmie


32 Pages, 10 x 12

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9781743310076

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (Apr 2016)

Price: $19.99


An incredibly unique picture book artist, Chris McKimmie uses collage style artwork to tell a whimsical story of a boy whose favorite toy is missing in a flood

The world was all topsy turvy. Pots and pans and memories were being washed away forever. Alex is home listening to the rain, bored because he can't go outside, when his toy rabbit "falls" out of the window, and he must go after it, even in a flood. Sailing in a watermelon boat, he gets a view of the floods and how they are affecting his neighbors. When he finally finds his rabbit, the reunion is touching and heartfelt. From a creator of several delightfully childlike picture books, this story is a tribute to friendship and community, and the power of the imagination to transform even traumatic events into something rather magical.

Author Biography

Chris McKimmie is the author, illustrator, and designer of Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow, Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy, Special Kev, and Two Peas in a Pod.