Have you ever heard of the moonbow? It’s a rarely occurring natural phenomenon. Its beauty is otherworldly, but legend says that if animals gaze upon one… they become human!
Mimbi the seal and Kipo the turtle live carefree lives in the ocean, playing every day with their friends and listening to old tales the octopus tells at night. But one day…
Follow these two friends in this new beautiful and magical legend by the creators behind The Truly Brave Princesses, Dolores Brown and Sonja Wimmer.
Two sea creature friends accidentally look at a moonbow and become human in this book that reads like a Scandinavian fairy tale. Though a kind fisherman sees them crying and helps them swim under a restorative wave of stars, they retain fond memories of “the day they were children.” Wimmer’s drenched-blue art trails into wispy black-and-white pencil sketches.----
8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own, The New York Times.
Although the tale begins abruptly, and there are no source notes, the story has a dreamy, folktale-like feeling with a unique perspective on life in the sea and the way the human experience differs from that of marine life.---Bayviews- Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California
The illustrations are lovely with calming blues and greens. There are bright pops of color in the fish and coral, and the art style is soft and wavy. The coolest thing about the artwork is the border where the colored illustration turns into a pencil sketch. It’s really clever and a beautiful design. The gorgeous art work along with the bewitching story makes this book particularly sweet and enjoyable!---Books for MKs
Brown and Wimmer have crafted a magnificent new fairy tale for us to enjoy. WImmer’s whimsical illustrations are enchanting and Mimbi and Kipo’s story are as good as other classics such as The Little Mermaid, which it will remind you of
STARRED REVIEW. An old octopus weaves a tale of mystery and magic for a gathering of young sea creatures who get caught up in the spell. The book’s beautiful full-color spreads and panels are interspersed with black-and-white line drawings as a white seal and turtle succumb to the legend of the moon rainbow, embarking on a journey that sends them out of the waves and onto dry land. The book is available in both English and Spanish language formats.---ForeWord Reviews
The story has a dreamy, folktale-like feeling with a unique perspective on life in the sea and the way the human experience differs from that of marine life.---Bayviews
In the pages of "A Wave of Stars" by author/storyteller Dolores Brown and illustrator/artist Sonja Wimmer, children ages 4-7 will fully enjoy following these two friends in their adventure. Original, beautiful, entertaining, and thoroughly 'kid friendly', "A Wave of Stars" will prove to be an extraordinary and enduringly popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.---Midwest Book Review