Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising!: 12/11/10
I am a sucker for a well illustrated picture book. Seriously, I think I embarrass my children sometimes as I will gleefully check out picture books just for myself. Add in my fascination with all things marine and Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising! by Patricia Hubbell was irresistible.
The book is like a Richard Scarry word book but done in a style reminiscent of the old tourism posters. The illustrations are built from clip art, etchings and drawings. The drawings would look great framed.
Besides the fantastic artwork, the book teaches a wide range of vocabulary related to ships. There are types of ships, parts of ships and all sorts of interesting words.
It's apparently the fifth in a series of books but it's the only one I've read. I am keeping my eyes out for others in the series when I'm at my library.