- Written by Natalie Reeves Billing
- Illustrated by Lisa Williams.
In December 2022 Bertie Hollywood OBE will undertake the Atlantic Challenge race. He is aiming to row solo across the Atlantic in 90 days. He will be rowing a small boat decorated by Justin Eagleton, the boat is decorated in rainbow colours, and this will be his home for his epic journey where he is aiming to row an amazing 3000 miles.
This book follows a young lad called Bernie who decides to captain a small boat. Along the way he must overcome challenges while at sea, he must learn how to survive storms at sea, how to keep up with the boat maintenance.
He must learn how to keep himself healthy and how to look after his sore hands.
The illustrations make you experience what Bernie experienced, you feel yourself rocking from side to side in the storm, you can imagine how sore his hands are, and the joy of finally reaching the destination.
This book delivers a powerful message of hope and determination, and you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it.
To add to the enjoyment of the book there is a starfish on every page to find and we all know how much children enjoy that.
This book was written as part of the Boat of Hope child mental health campaign, and during the Covid pandemic children’s mental health needs all the help it can get.
All proceeds of this book goes to the Samaritans, so please buy this book as many people will benefit from the sale of the book.