"An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection." - SLJ, starred review
"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge."
—Booklist, starred review
Chris Barton's nonfiction is praised far and wide, and when he tackles science topics, it tips into full-on fun. (See THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS and his most recent book, WHOOSH!, released just a couple of weeks ago: The starred reviews from Kirkus and PW for the latter include the words "delightful" and "playful," as well as "inspiring" and "necessary.")
So when he tackles a science topic that most people have never heard of or thought about, look out. Prepare to be dazzled with stories about World War I, torpedoes, ships, and camouflage. And prepare to be dazzled by how debut picture book illustrator Victo Ngai shows us how it all looks!
DAZZLE SHIPS is scheduled to come out the fall of next year, believe it or not, thanks to the fantastic team at Lerner, led by Carol Hinz.