The Old Boat (Hardcover)
Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey are incredible picture book makers! The Old Boat leaves extra space for personal storytelling and discussion but is still packed with detail. Read this book to kiddos of a variety of ages - the youngest will appreciate the bright colors and easy-to-understand text, but older kids can use this story as a jumping off point for researching facts about conservation, coral reefs, ocean clean up, or even the way these artists reused recycled plastic to make the stamps they used throughout the book!— Johanna
A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2021
The creators of The Old Truck set sail with an old boat and an evocative, intricately crafted exploration of home and family.
Off a small island,
an old boat sets sail
and a young boy
Together, boy and boat ride the shifting tides, catching wants and wishes until fate calls for a sea change. Brothers and collaborators Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey’s newest picture book is a masterfully crafted celebration of the natural world and tribute to the families we make and the homes that we nurture.
About the Author
Jarrett Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and the former cofounder and CEO of a tech startup. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Jerome Pumphrey is an author/illustrator and a graphic designer at The Walt Disney Company. He lives in Austin, Texas.
A quiet, thought-provoking story of environmental change and the power humans have to slow it.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)