A Little Ferry Tale (Hardcover)

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A tear-jerker of a book (at least for me!) that reassures the “quiet ones” that we are perfect and important just as we are. It's not a sappy “special snowflake” story, but more like “use your natural talents to the best of your ability. You are important! Loud people are not inherently better than you! Tap into your intrinsic purpose!”

— From Amy

Description


In the spirit of The Little Engine That Could, this sweet picture book introduces Little Ferry, who yearns to be more like the faster or stronger boats in the harbor only to find out her uniqueness can be her strength.

Little Ferry feels like no one notices her. She isn’t strong like Tugboat or fast like Speedboat or graceful like Sailboat, the boats everyone loves to watch. But Little Ferry is special, too! She’s patient and careful and always on time. And when disaster flares on Wildlife Island, Little Ferry finds that her quiet traits are the very ones that will help her finally stand out and save the day.

About the Author


Chad Otis has a BFA in design from the University of Washington School of Art. He’s been working with the likes of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney Online for over twenty-five years as an animator, illustrator, and creative director. Chad lives in Boise, Idaho, and is also the illustrator of Cuddle Monkey and author-illustrator of A Little Ferry Tale.

Chad Otis has a BFA in design from the University of Washington School of Art. He’s been working with the likes of Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney Online for over twenty-five years as an animator, illustrator, and creative director. Chad lives in Boise, Idaho, and is also the illustrator of Cuddle Monkey and author-illustrator of A Little Ferry Tale.

Praise For…


Otis’s (Cold Turkey) narration offers a subtle intensity, conveyed alongside layered watercolor-like digital spreads that balance cartoon anthropomorphism and action with ample color and texture. His use of blue is particularly noteworthy: from the lightest of sky-blue washes to the bay’s iridescent striations, the setting fully lives up to its description as “a place with more water than land.” 
— Publishers Weekly

A nautical reminder that there is value in different strengths and skills.
— Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781534487697
ISBN-10: 1534487697
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English