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Janna (fortunateizzi) | 48 comments This is a picture book I liked when I was a kid in the early 90s. If I remember correctly, rather than illustrations, it had photographs. It might have been wordless, but I'm not sure.

There was a boy who went out on a boat with a parent or some other adult. They went out on a river or in a lake (not the ocean) and I guess it was either a rowboat or a canoe. The boy might have had his own little toy boat, but I know he definitely had toy animals that end up falling into the water one by one. I think the parent suggests tying the animals to the boat so they just tow them along. Well, eventually the boy falls in too (he's wearing a life jacket) and he gets tied up to the boat and towed along. Something like that, anyway. :P

Any ideas? I've been googling various keywords like crazy and not finding anything.

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Hilary (renfrew) | 48 comments ?-- John Burningham's "Mr. Gumpy's Outing" --?

Janna (fortunateizzi) | 48 comments Nope, not it. Thanks though.

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The Flooze (the_flooze) | 57 comments RIVER PARADE


Alexandria Day. Viking, New York; 1990; 36 p.; kindergarten to grade 2; E

Summary: Great splashes of shimmering watercolor mirroring the hot summer day on the river. Young boy rides up a river with his father on a hot summer day, with his toys. One by one, each toy falls into the water, and finally, so does the boy, finding it wonderful swimming. Comment: River Parade contains nice representations of wetlands along the river, with marshy vegetation, fish and mallard ducks.

Janna (fortunateizzi) | 48 comments Yes, that's it! Thank you!!

Interesting that I thought it was photographs, but I guess that's because the illustrations are pretty realistic. I never knew it was by the same author of Good Dog, Carl.

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The Flooze (the_flooze) | 57 comments Yay!

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Rainbowheart | 16126 comments River Parade for the trackable link.

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