Boat Works

Boat Works

by Tom Slaughter
     
 


Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "What boat am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the featured boat, and then a final fold-out shows the entire vessel. Fold-out on the final spread reveal a bright and bustling harbor scene… See more details below

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Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "What boat am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the featured boat, and then a final fold-out shows the entire vessel. Fold-out on the final spread reveal a bright and bustling harbor scene with all the featured boats. Those featured are: sailboat, tugboat, ocean liner, rowboat, ferry, houseboat, and barge.

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From the Publisher
Praise for the Giant Fold-Out Book series:
"...the formula doesn't begin to describe the wonder of opening up each page into a satisfyingly enormous illustration. Young children will have a blast, over and over again, opening the pages, looking at the pictures, and identifying the [featured subject matter]." —School Library Journal

Praise for Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?:
*"Slaughter's illustrations bring pop art to mind. Clear a space on the shelves for this one." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Children's Literature - Jillian Kobelin
This edition of the “Giant Fold-Out Book” series features a childhood favorite: boats! Each page poses the questions, “Who am I?” followed by two clues as to what kind of boat is behind the flap. Readers can lift the page, and open it once again to reveal a full poster of a particular watercraft. The book consists of six different maritime favorites: a rowboat, a sailboat, a ferry, a tugboat, and an ocean liner. The final page opens to reveal a harbor, which provides a dwelling for all the boats included. The illustrations are simple but aesthetically alluring, done in bright, mostly primary colors that will appeal to all ages. Young readers will love to unfold each page, using the clues provided to guess which boat will be revealed. The book is fun, interactive, and educational. It will please all readers, from young learners to boat lovers of all ages! Reviewer: Jillian Kobelin; Ages 2 to 5.
Kirkus Reviews
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. A question-and-answer text combines with the fold-out design to introduce children to maritime terminology. Clean, primary colors catch the eye, and the text is printed entirely in capital letters. The direct, first-person narrative allows the boats to brag about their particular attributes. "What am I? / I have a heavy anchor. / I have portholes. / I'm an ocean liner." The vocabulary is appropriately accurate (though land-bound toddlers will be unlikely to correctly name the vessels from the clues); "buoy," "mast" and "oar" are all represented. The fold-out design works well with the construction of the text, each one-panel clue unfolding first up and then over into an impressive spread, though the dramatic pictures will bend quickly (and likely rip) after repeat readings. Lines and silhouettes are clean and high-contrast, lending the book a Modernist energy. No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609052157
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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