Boats and the need for them have been around for thousands of years. Reed boats might have been the first boat ever to be built. The Vikings built wooden ships that were strong and ornate. And now boats like an Aircraft Carrier house 6,000 people and can carry over 100 planes. In Jerry Pallotta's newest book we get to see an entire alphabet of floating wonders.
David Biedrzycki has provided dramatic settings for a variety of boats and captures the mood of each body of water. In one he paints a calm lake where a red canoe glides across the water and in another the stormy swells of an angry ocean tossing a three-masted Xebec. The facts about each boat are sprinkled with traditional Pallotta humor.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
David Biedrzycki has collaborated with children's author Jerry Pallotta on The Beetle Alphabet Book, The Boat Alphabet Book, and The Freshwater Alphabet Book. David is the author/illustrator of the Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective series as well as the Me and My Dragon series. He lives in Medfield, Massachusetts.
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Did you ever wonder why the first boat was built? Was it to cross a lake, to travel down a river, to explore, or just to have fun? And what did the first boat look like? Maybe it was a log or a carved-out tree. Whatever it was, those first sailors probably never imagined . . .
Excerpted from "The Boat Alphabet Book"
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