On June 2nd, Canadian author Cale Atkinson launched his incredible new children's book TO THE SEA (9781484708132) at Kidsbooks in Vancouver, BC. TO THE SEA is a beautifully illustrated picture book about the power of friendship. 


Sometimes Tim feels invisible at school—until one day, when Tim meets Sam. But Sam isn't just any new friend: he's a blue whale, and he can't find his way home!

Returning Sam to the sea is hard work, but Tim is determined to help. After all, it's not every day you meet a new friend!


"Cale's illustrations—and their eye-popping marigold and teal palette—will make readers sit up and take notice. In a vibrant orange raincoat, Tim is a spot of bright color amid the torrential downpours of his neighborhood; indoor scenes are colored in golden hues, creating an intense warmth that echoes Tim’s rising spirits as he debates how to transport Sam to the sea."

Watch the trailer and connect with Cale on twitter at @2dCale!