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Busy Boats

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Following a fishing boat that leaves port in the morning and returns in the afternoon, this visual feast of a book illustrates many of the vessels to be seen in a typical harbour. From freighters being loaded with cargo, lifeboats, a ferry, speed boats, rowing boats and yachts, to an ocean liner, this is a book that celebrates the variety and beauty of boats and ships of e ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
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Ariel Cummins
Jan 14, 2013 Ariel Cummins rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Nice little rhyming book about all the kinds of boats that are in a harbor working hard.

Primary colored illustrations depict the action of the harbor and communicate the busy reality of life at sea. Lots to look at and discover.

This book would work well for a transportation themed story time for toddlers - the text is really spread out here.
Alexandria
Mar 09, 2016 Alexandria rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-books
If you go into this book expecting to find an interesting story you will be sorely disappointed. Repetitive in a bad way and without much variety in the wording, it is boring both to read aloud and to listen to. The art style is interesting and a particular favorite of the boy I babysit, but even that wasn't enough for him to ask for a second read-through.
Thia
transportation, bright colors simple text
Mallory Sanchez
Apr 01, 2014 Mallory Sanchez rated it liked it
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The colorful illustrations are really eye-catching.
Kate Hastings
Aug 04, 2011 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Toddlers and Pre-K. Beautiful illustrations for kids that like boats!
Lexi
Mar 17, 2013 Lexi rated it really liked it
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I love Susan Steggall's art, and this little rhyming text is pleasant to read over and over. My son loves making the noise of seagulls and pointing emphatically at cars in the background. A winner!
Margaret
Apr 01, 2012 Margaret rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Great pictures, lots of detail, rhyming text but rhymes not obvious because they're spread too thinly over pages. Would be good for small group at storytime or use with document camera.
Danielle Mootz
Nov 22, 2015 Danielle Mootz rated it liked it
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Definitely a good picture book for a 3-year old boat enthusiast like my son.
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