A little boy develops a fear of water after he learns that most things are made up of it, including himself. But, the boy overcomes his fear and transforms it into special powers. Suddenly, strange things begin to happen: the birds who live by the sea begin to bring him treasures, the waves sing out to him, and suddenly he is able to perform tricks like parting a waterfall or purifying water. Award-winning David McPhail uses magic realism in order to illustrate the connection between man and nature and to encourage readers to take care of the environment. Water Boy is a beautiful and evocative picture book unlike any other which will captivate young readers with its magic.
David McPhail has illustrated over 100 books for children and received numerous state awards and other honours. Some of his best-selling titles are I Love You Because You're You and If You Were My Bunny. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.