Smoke billows up.
Cool water flows.
Whose boat is that?
Do you know?
This nonfiction ode to boats features six kinds of workers and their boats—a patrol boat, a tugboat, a car ferry, a lobster boat, a lifeboat, and a fireboat—with important parts properly labeled.
The answer to each inquiring refrain lies under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game. With lyrical (and factual!) text by New York Times–bestselling author Toni Buzzeo, and the stylized art of Tom Froese, this sturdy board book is perfect for curious and playful young readers. It’s a great addition to the previous books in the series, Whose Truck? And Whose Tools?
About the Author: Toni Buzzeo’s first two books in the series, Whose Tools? and Whose Truck?, have sold more than fifty thousand copies. Toni is the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times bestseller One Cool Friend, as well as many other books for children. A former elementary school librarian and secondary teacher, she now presents at schools, national and international library and reading conferences, and in district and regional staff development trainings. Buzzeo lives with her husband in Arlington, Massachusetts.
About the Illustrator: Tom Froese is a commercial artist. His work can be seen in retail stores and publications including Monocle, Harvard Business Review, and Wired UK. He lives in Canada.
About Abrams Books: The Art of Books Since 1949. Abrams Books is a New York, New York company that was founded by Harry N. Abrams. Harry’s main focus was to publish high quality art-centric illustrated books. Abrams has a very impressive catalog from adult to non-fiction although I am particularly interested in their children’s works. Check out their children’s catalog here. Another inspiring children’s book about an artist through Abrams is called Me, Frida about Frida Kahlo.
List Price: $ 9.99