Two in a Tepee

Float by Daniel Miyares

Given the weather in London, I could’t think of a better week to spend time with this visual stunner from Daniel Miyares. The story is simple: a boy and his dad make a paper boat together; the boy goes out into the rain to play with the boat; adventure ensues. The book, however, is elegant and complex. No need for words, Miyares pace and understanding of the deeply felt range of emotions that can sweep over children in a short space of time makes this a masterwork of visual storytelling. One of my favourite touches to this book is Miyares’ diagram for paper boat making at the front of the book. I won’t spoil what he gives readers in the endpapers at the back of the book, but I will say it’s certainly an open door to further exploits.