the uncorker of ocean bottles

“The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles lived alone on a high spot with only one tree for shade.  He always kept his eyes on the waves, watchful for a glint of glass.”

A wispy and ethereal story of wonder and unexpected friendship.  The sea-worn foggy texture of Erin Stead's illustrations befit Michelle Cuevas' affecting, hauntingly beautiful text.  The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles is seriously a contender for best picture book published this year.