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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Amazing Machines
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; Reprint edition (September 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753459167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753459164
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 7.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains.
 
Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.

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I love the rhyming and cute, colorful pictures.
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I have toddler Twins just under two years old and they love the Tony Milton books.
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I let my kids pick the books they would like to read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KSL on February 28, 2005
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It's tough looking for a book that is about boats! My nephews birthday was fast approaching and I still hadn't found a book on boats until I happened upon this book! What I love about this book is that it's about all sorts of boats from dinghys to race boats the author Tony Mitton pretty much mentioned every type of boat that floats, except a Chinese Junk or a cannoe! And he some how managed to make each sentence rythm as well.The characters aren't too cutesty, so boys and girls should like this book a lot! There is lots of terrific information and on the last page has drawn pictures and a mini explaination for words like lighthouse, anchor, propeller, oars, deck, cabin, name and cargo.

To give you as small taste of this wonderfully written book - " A boat sits on the water like an empty bowl or cup. It's hollow and it's full of air, and that's what keeps it up." Pretty clever!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By gilenh20 on February 15, 2012
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My son loves this whole series of books. We received 2 for a Christmas gift and have purchased nearly all of the others since. They are thin, paperback books so not appropriate for little ones who will tear pages but my 2 1/2 year old does great with them. I love the rhyming and cute, colorful pictures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mom of little ones on September 15, 2011
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Recently bought this book for my 2.5 year old son because his grandpa lives and breathes boats and we wanted him to enjoy "learning" more about boats! This book is fun to read with the rhyming words, but even more importantly it is ACCURATE in teaching about boats. My son learns about oars, dingys, anchors, propellers, and even life jackets (which are a requirement in our family). Great way to learn boating vocabulary about ferries, cruise ships, family boats, kayaks, etc. Highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on August 27, 2005
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Busy Boats is a simple picture book with very few words per page. It tells about all sorts of trucks in the world. Each page has a picture of a boat with the job that it does. Each of the boats are operated by cute little cartoon like animals that caught the attention of my 2 year old sister. This book is really neat for boys and girls for all ages.

The pictures are very colorful. In back in has a page where it explains parts of a boat if you are not familiar with some of the words used in the book.

I would recommend this book to children ages 4-7. Lots of kids like to read about boats and transportation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By amari on January 18, 2011
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this is a great, easy to read book with wonderful, colorful illustrations! my kids love boats and this is a great addition to our book collection
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn S. Gibbs on September 17, 2010
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We love these books! Bought several at once, and went back to buy the whole series! They are all so fun, and my son (3.5) loves
the fun facts and story line. At the end they go over the "parts" of whichever machine the book is about and he loves to talk about what
he remembers from the story. Love it, love it!!!!! Plus, the 3/4 creatures(characters) are precious.
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By Kathleen on June 27, 2014
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Perfect book for preschoolers. Has enough fun and facts to keep them engaged and learning! Huge hit during our transportation theme!
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We have enjoyed all of these books, Flashing Fire Engines, Tough Trucks, etc. They're all great ... this one no exception as it teaches my boys to ask alot of questions: Is he the captain? I like this boat, which one do you like? why are the cars going into the boat? . . .
They are so inexpensive and so nicely illustrated - just a ball for my boys, and they make great gifts
My wife and I love these books as much as our boys do
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