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Summary: Boys, particularly young boys, develop a fascination with modes of transportation: cars, trucks, airplanes and boats. If they live near salt water, the fascination is likely to be with boats, particularly wooden boats. This book is about wooden boats, how they are designed, built, and used.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, middle grade reader
Recommended Age: 6 to 9
Age of Child: review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: The author is not only an experienced wooden boat builder, he is also an accomplished graphic artist. He combines these well-honed talents to engage and sustain the reader’s attention and interest.
Pros: This is a wonderful little book that will entertain and inform its readers. The author crafted the story and illustrated it in a way that allows the reader to vicariously experience the process, the noise and smells, as well as the tools, materials, and textures.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. This book is definitely a buy for boys who are into boats. It is designed to show kids what goes on in the process of building a wooden boat. It is a fun read for the general audience and a resource book for the wooden boat enthusiast.
Educational Themes: This is a reference on wooden boat-building for kids. The author crafted the story and illustrations in a manner that the allows the reader to vicariously experience the process. A creative teacher or parent will find this book a treasure chest of valuable and enjoyable educational projects.
Literary Categories: fiction - transportation, history
Date(s) Reviewed: January 2008
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