|Philip C. Stead.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2011|
When Jonathan loses his best friend—a stuffed bear named Frederick—he sets sail on the Big Blue Boat to find him. Along the way, he assembles a ragtag crew, including a mountain goat, a lonely circus elephant, and even a friendly whale. After adventures on the high seas, Frederick will of course be found, but so will a new friend. A mixed-media master, Philip Stead applies paint and ink onto maps, sheet music, receipts, and postcards, resulting in layered images that are vibrant, expressive, and filled with details for attentive readers 4 to 8 to spot.