The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson, Patrick Benson |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Little Boat

The Little Boat

by Kathy Henderson, Patrick Benson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Carried on the optimism of a child--the belief in infinite horizons and possibilities--the little boat sails across the ocean and into the hands of another child on a far shore. Henderson's lyrical words evoke the ocean in all its moods and manners while Benson depicts the grand adventure of a very small boat in exhilarating illustrations that sweep across the pages.

Overview

Carried on the optimism of a child--the belief in infinite horizons and possibilities--the little boat sails across the ocean and into the hands of another child on a far shore. Henderson's lyrical words evoke the ocean in all its moods and manners while Benson depicts the grand adventure of a very small boat in exhilarating illustrations that sweep across the pages.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A makeshift toy boat floats across the sea, unsinkable throughout its adventures. "Benson's textured watercolor-and-ink renderings of this imaginative journey vibrate with the possibilities of the open sea," said PW. Ages 4-up. (May)
Children's Literature - Elizabeth McAllister
A little boy playing at the seashore makes a toy sailboat and sings "we are unsinkable, my boat and me!" When he sets the boat in the sea, it is swept out of reach. Through storms, hungry fish, and bigger boats, the brave little sailboat makes its way to the opposite shore where a happy little girl finds it.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-With great assurance, a little boy builds a sailboat out of styrofoam, string, and sticks, and plays with it all day, singing, "`We are unsinkable my boat and me.'" But the boat is washed away across the ocean, encountering many perils and trials until it is finally found by another child and the circle continues unbroken. This is a simple enough story, but it's told in rhythmic prose that is lyrical in style and uplifting in spirit. The beauty and grace of the language are enhanced by watercolor-and-ink illustrations that evoke the many moods and emotions of the sea. Together they create a sense of wonder and joy that permeate the entire book and leave readers with a warm feeling. Read this celebration of childhood aloud to feel its full impact.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763603700
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.08(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >