Boats Will Float

Writing in rhythmic text, author Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum (Trains Don't Sleep) explores the many types of watercraft navigating our lakes, rivers, and oceans, including trawlers, tankers, and cruise ships. Beginning with the sunrise, boats of all shapes and sizes are on their way to a full day. Fishing boats with their nets head out for their day's lucky catch. Tugboats guide a freighter safely into harbor, and pleasure craft such as sailboats and speedboats offer hours of enjoyment for their passengers. Then when night comes, even boats take a rest, including a houseboat that is docked with its family warm and cozy inside. Back matter includes detailed descriptions of each type of watercraft mentioned.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Dewey E
Lexile 850L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534110410), PDF (9781534166707), Hosted ebook (9781534166844)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Kirkus Reviews - Boats Will Float

Rosenbaum’s text consists of easy, rolling rhymes, with plenty of descriptive language to conjure up the scene: “Sunlight sizzles, hot and bright”; boats “rise and fall in liquid motion”; Salty breezes. / Seagulls squalling." There’s plenty of engaging visual detail, including a spread in which the signal flag alphabet is shown and the flags on two boats spell out the book’s title. A buoyant introduction to many different maritime pursuits.

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Author: Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum first fell in love with boats while paddling her grandparents’ canoe on Candlewood Lake, in Connecticut. She’s never been on a dragon boat, but she’s been on a submarine! When she’s not writing, she’s walking her dog, taking nature photos, baking, reading, or traveling to visit her grandchildren. Andria lives in northern New Jersey.

Illustrator: Brett Curzon

Brett Curzon lives in northern New South Wales, Australia, with his wife, three kids, two dogs, and one evil cat. He has always drawn or painted. His career started by exploring the early medium of crayon on the family living room walls. He has diplomas in graphic design and illustration and fine art. He is a member of Illustrators Australia, and the 2018 winner of the Illustrators of Australia and New Zealand Silver Award for product design. Brett’s whimsical art can be seen in many forms, including children’s books, puzzles, water bottles, and clothing. When he is not working away, he can be found in the ocean, or at the very least only a few feet away.

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