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A big blue boat.
A big blue boat with billowing sails…
Seas are calm when a Big Blue Boat and her Captain head out for a day’s sail. Then winds strengthen and the sea starts to rollick and frolic.
What are a Big Blue Boat and her brave Captain going to do?
Will they find a safe harbour in time?
Early readers just love joining in with the fun wording, rhythm and rhyme that generate strong imagery in this award-winning story about a boat, a girl and the sea.
It even has a glossary and an activity to do!
Written for ages 4 – 8, if you and your child love Hairy Maclary, The Gruffalo and There Was an Old Lady, you are going to love A Big Blue Boat, too!
Reinforcing key early learning skills, teachers can even incorporate A Big Blue Boat across the curriculum. It will make a great learning source in the classroom.
Printed on premium paper that makes the colours pop, the A Big Blue Boat soft cover is perfect if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the hard cover version.
What Are People Saying?
‘A simple title for a book that delivers a lot of value in a picture book. The author employs rhyme,alliteration, onomatopoeia, descriptive adjectives, and sentence building to offer a host of learning opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers. The words are associated with the colors that represent them, each page adds more text so that as the book unfolds readers repeat and reinforce the learning.At the end of the book a glossary is included to remind young readers exactly what those “hard words” mean. The female captain is a role model for young girls unaccustomed to seeing females heading up the captain’s job. This book is one that will be read over and over, each time reinforcing and building upon the learning that has already taken place. Highly recommended for parents, teachers and librarians who work with toddlers and preschoolers.’ Barbara Ann Mojica
What Are Children Saying?
‘I mostly liked singing the book.’ Year 1 Boy
‘I like the singing and the rhyming words.’ Year 2 Girl
‘I liked how you made the book feel like you’re on the boat.’ Year 6 Boy
Purple Dragon Fly Book Award Winner, 2023
Literary Titan Silver Award Winner, 2022
Indie Awards Book Cover Award Top 20, 2022
Page Turner Awards Book Finalist, 2023
Page Turner Awards Writing Finalist, 2022