Monday, June 25, 2018

Board book: Whose Boat?

Whose Boat? Toni Buzzeo. Illustrated by Tom Froese. 2018. Abrams. 16 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: On rivers, lakes, and ocean bays boat commanders spend their days. Harbor traffic comes and goes. Whose boat is that? Do you know?

Premise/plot: Each spread asks a question: Whose boat is this? The answer lies behind the flap.
People on top, and cars below. Whose boat is that? Do you know?
The car ferry captain's!
I move cars and drivers from shore to shore.
This is a nonfiction board book for little ones to grow with. I wasn't expecting this amount of detail in a board book; each boat is labeled. For the ferry boat: hydraulic ramp, bridge, passenger seats, observation deck, vehicle deck, hull.

My thoughts: It's never too early to introduce nonfiction to little ones. This one is boat-themed--all the way. In all honesty, it gets a bit awkward at times. I wish the question was What Boat? instead of Whose Boat?
In lobster traps
today's catch grows.
Whose boat is that?
Do you know?
The lobsterperson's!
I ride the
waves and haul
the traps.

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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