How Roland Rolls Hot

Miriam Knight   September 04, 2013  
 
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How Roland Rolls
Format
Number Of Pages, Discs, Etc.
68
Date Published
September 24, 2013
ISBN-10
0989368009
ISBN-13
9780989368001
ASIN
0989368009
HOW ROLAND ROLLS is a story about a wave named Roland who’s afraid that, one day, when he hits the beach, his life will be over. But when he gets deep, he’s struck by the notion that he’s not just a wave — he’s the whole big, wide ocean! The story shows humanity’s interconnectedness through the metaphor of a wave in the ocean.

The book is lavishly illustrated by Rob Nason, who won a Golden Reel award for his work as Art Director on the film Anastasia, as well as an Annie Awards nomination. His work on Thumbelina garnered the Hans Christian Andersen award. His cover for the inspiring grass-roots children’s book, Saltwater Taffy, was nominated as Cover of the Year and was a finalist for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award.

Editor review

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Style 
 
5.0
Content 
 
5.0
Consciousness 
 
5.0

A totally delightful children's book with a profound story told with the whimsey one would expect from Jim Carey. Roland the wave discovers the great cycle of life, including its storms, friendship, love and even "death" on coastal sands. But then, as he retreats from the shore back to the depths, he discovers that he is a part of the vast beingness of water in all its forms.

Written in Dr. Seussian rhyme and masterfully illustrated, this book is a delight for the ears, eyes and spirit. It is a unique and charming way to introduce children to the concept of universal consciousness and oneness, and I believe it is destined to become a children's classic.

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