Float or Sink?
By Kylie Covark and Andrew Plant
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
What happens if a ladybug lands on a stick in a creek?
What about a flea or a fly?
A gnat or a slug?
Or… a greedy duck?
What do you think? Float or sink?
This humorous rhyming tale will keep you guessing till the end.
Buy from me (let me know at the checkout if you would like a dedication signed to someone)
Free teacher notes for use with the book are available for download here.
My debut picture book, ‘Float or Sink?’, is due for release on February 1, 2021.
The book has been masterfully illustrated by Andrew Plant and is published by Ford Street.
The seed of the idea for this story came when my children and I were floating sticks in a creek near our house after a heavy rain storm. Sometimes the sticks would become snagged or disappear under the water, but other times they would bob along out of sight. I wondered what happened to them next. What might the various creatures of the creek think of this stick floating along? As we were playing and imagining we were also accosted by a duck, who wasn’t happy with us. She became Queen Quack, the villain of the tale and her giving the side eye to the other characters is my favourite illustration in the book.
I decided the creek was the ideal setting to launch the book. The launch party will be held at Felixstow Reserve, in a a shady area near the creek. There will be story telling, science demonstrations, craft for the kids, and refreshments. It’s free and will be a lot of fun! If you are in Adelaide, I would love to see you there.
Although the event is free, we require registrations for permits and catering purposes. RSVP here.
You can buy the book directly from me and I’ll post it out now: https://checkout.square.site/buy/RHSSD5RXBD6YDKNH5ZUZ5UZC
I am more than happy to sign the book and add a personalised inscription if you wish and I can either post it to you if you are in Australia, or you can pick it up from the launch. International friends, please get in contact to arrange an order.
‘Float or Sink?’ will be available in bookstores from 1 February 2021.