Book Review: All About Boats

All About Boats is an A to Z book by David and Zora Allen.  David also illustrated the book.  The book has words from A to Z related to boats.  The book is geared towards kids, but there were quite a few words that I didn’t know! (Although I am not a sailer or boater or whatever the words are, if I was I would probably need to know all this!)

This would be a great book for a beginning reader who is interested in boats.  It can help teach the child to read while teaching them a lot of things they’ll need to do before hitting the open seas!

Each page has the letters written in upper and lower cases and some of David’s wonderful illustrations.

I received a free e-copy from the publisher in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Boating time is family time as everyone often shares both the work and the fun. Even young children are eager to help and, once their curiosity is aroused, they’ll look for ways to learn more about boating. All About Boats: A to Z shows the youngest crew members the purpose of the many things they see while boating. Each letter appears on a separate page. The featured word is explained by a verse and an illustration, showing how it fits for boating. “B” is for bell. Though there are many types of bells, a ship’s bell is used to send signals, which can be a safety factor in fog or rain. This book is a great conversational tool on the aspects of boating as families develop their onboard teamwork. For children in grades K-2.

Zora and David Aiken have collaborated on nine books, including five for children. They live on a sailboat and meander along coastal and inland waterways gathering material for their work.

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