Garcia & Colette Go Exploring
Exploring outer space and the ocean is exciting, but what if you left something very important at home? Best friends Garcia and Colette are eager to go exploring, only they can't agree on where to go. Garcia loves everything about space (Stars! Planets!)- and Colette is obsessed with the sea (Waves! Fish!).Staying home is not an option, so they each get busy. Garcia builds a rocket ship that's snazzy and silver. Colette's shiny submarine is perfect for deep-sea dives. And they wish each other well on their travels.It turns out the Milky Way really is amazing and the ocean floor is truly spectacular, but Garcia and Colette both realize they left something very important back home.Exploring your favorite place can be terrific, but maybe the company is more important than the destination.

Garcia & Colette Go Exploring Details

TitleGarcia & Colette Go Exploring
ReleaseJun 6th, 2017
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Number of pages32 pages
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Adventure, Animals

Garcia & Colette Go Exploring Review

  • Gina Perry
    June 14, 2017
    Garcia & Colette celebrates the joy of being an imaginative, adventurous child (or bunny or fox) while playing towards a sweet conclusion where friendship always improves the fun. There are a million fun details in the illustrations and the text moves the story along at a tidy and rhythmic clip. They are a memorable duo and I would love to see where Garcia & Colette go on their next adventure!
  • Ariel
    June 15, 2017
    Best friends Garcia and Colette want to go on different adventures. Garcia wants to go to space and Colette wants to explore the sea. But their journeys are more similar than they realize, with each feeling incomplete. They find that the best journeys don't depend on where you go, but who you go with. Really lovely story about adventure and friendship, accompanied by fantastic illustrations.
  • Mary
    June 9, 2017
    Exploration can be lonely, but when friends go together, it can make the experience much more fun. The parallelisms in the book will get readers thinking about similarities between seemingly different places and encourage them to compare and contrast what they read and see. The illustrations are fanciful and brightly colored and are accompanied by medium-length, descriptive text.
  • Darinda
    June 23, 2017
    Read: hardcover book from libraryGarcia loves space, Colette loves the sea. They each choose to go exploring... and find some similarities between the two. A cute, fun book to read with my toddler. He loved the book... and requested I read it to him three times in one day.
  • Alison Goldberg
    May 19, 2017
    An adorable story about two adventuring friends who have different ideas about where to travel. Wonderful illustrations! My six-year-old loved this book and was inspired to draw how he would build a submarine of his own.
  • Gaia Cornwall
    June 6, 2017
    Best friends, Garcia and Colette are off on parallel adventures. A fun and lyrical read, perfectly highlighted by Joyner's retro-feel illustrations. My three year old has been talking about submarines ever since! So much fun.
  • Adel Otto
    June 11, 2017
    Great story for comparing and contrasting
  • Emma Otheguy
    June 27, 2017
    This adventure story is reminiscent of Frog & Toad, George & Martha, and all the best friendships...will inspire kids to imaginative play.
  • Jacki
    June 29, 2017
    Beautiful art, but a plot that's been used and reused a million times.
  • Edward Sullivan
    May 19, 2017
    While traveling separately on parallel journeys in sea and space two friends discover it is more fun to go on an adventure together.
  • Danielle
    June 6, 2017
    Just read and LOVED this book. So well-told, delightfully illustrated, and the parallel stories are as satisfying as that sweet, inevitable ending.
  • Clementine
    June 21, 2017
    Super clever dual-narrative that kids will love, with detailed, interesting pictures. I liked this one a lot.
  • Casandria
    June 21, 2017
    2 friends decide to explore different parts of the universe--space and the sea. They discover that it's a lot more fun with a friend.
  • Heather Preusser
    June 28, 2017
    An imaginative picture book about exploring not only physical spaces, such as space and sea, but also emotional spaces, such as companionship.
  • Rommel Sison
    June 12, 2017
    6-year-old daughter: 4 stars5-year-old daughter: 5 stars
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