Audience:Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 3 - 7, US school grade range P - 2
Dimensions:10.5in x 9.94 x 0.4 in | 1.06 lb
Page Count:32 pages
Illustrations:FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT
NYT BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR: Jaime Kim’s 2016 author/illustrator debut, Take Heart My Child, was a #1 NYT bestseller. She has also illustrated Kate DiCamillo’s La La La.
TRAILBLAZER ROLE MODEL: As one of the few female cave divers, Jill believes in the importance of encouraging young people, especially girls, to dare to follow new paths. On-sale timed to International Women’s Month (March).
ENCOURAGING EXPLORATION AND IMAGINATION: This picture book celebrates and encourages imaginative play, showing children the unique ways our dreams can come true.
REGULAR SPOKESPERSON AND SPEAKER: Jill is the Explorer-in-Residence for The Royal Canadian Geographic Society and is a regular speaker for children and adults.
BACKMATTER: Includes a note from the author and a selection of Jill’s underwater photos.
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021
“With delightful illustrations, this is a calming way to inspire timid children to realize exciting dreams.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Cave diving aquanaut and underwater photographer Heinerth pens this picture book autobiography, which juxtaposes her childhood dreams with her adult achievements.” —Publishers Weekly
“This inspiring picture book encourages readers to explore their world, build their self-esteem and imagine what they can do and become when they grow up!…Jaime Kim’s luminous art transports readers back and forth through time to see how Jill’s imagination as a young girl laid the pathway to her accomplishments and experiences as an underwater explorer.” —The Scuba News