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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles: 01/12/20
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead is a picture book about a man who lives by the sea and has taken upon himself to deliver messages in bottles. Except one day a bottle contains an invitation to a party. The problem is, he doesn't know who to deliver it to.
The conclusion is rather like that of The Monster at the End of This Book (1971). The intended recipient is the one who usually delivers them. The party is a thank you for all the deliveries he's made.
The illustrations remind me of Barbara Cooney's work in Miss Rumphius. Both are done in soft pastel colors that give a dreamy feel to the seascapes and to the over all story.