Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: John Himmelman
Illustrator: John Himmelman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Floaty is a very special dog who receives his name from sewing fanatic Mr. Raisin. The elderly Mr. Raisin finds a package on his doorstep that contains the high-flying dog. Mr. Raisin grows to love the unexpected pet immensely, and he is heartbroken when Floaty's leash breaks during one of their walks and the dog floats away into the unknown. Mr. Raisin's sewing skills come in handy when he makes a giant hot-air balloon and uses it to rescue Floaty and bring him back home again.
Floaty is adorably irresistible from the first glance at the cover of this silly story. This book is super special. It's one that will bring giggles and silliness to story time. The story is unique and fresh when compared to other children's books. It is also one that can be enjoyed by a variety of ages ranging from toddlers to parents and teachers. The theme of friendship is a welcome addition to this story. Floaty is an instant classic that deserves to be on every child's bookshelf. It is impossible not to enjoy this heartfelt and humorous book.