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Busy Boats (Amazing Machines)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon August 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
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
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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on June 27, 2014
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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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on June 15, 2013
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My daughter couldn't afford to buy my grand kids books and they love reading. I am not able to do a lot of "extra spending" either but want the children to love books like I do and have the opportunity to have some. I was so glad to find these and at such a wonderful price. I was able to get the kids each several books of their own and they were so glad to get them to! Go Nanny!!! I will be buying some more for them too!!
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on February 11, 2013
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My personal favorite of the series as we are avid boaters. The illustrations really make these books. My grandsons love the attention to detail and pointing different thingsbout on each page. We have several books in the series, they are awesome. They arrived very quickly. They are a big hit! I highly recommend them for children 6 and under, ESP great for toddlers, easy reader for those learning to read.
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on April 16, 2013
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I love all of the books in this series. My almost three year old son wants to read them over and over! They are great for building vocabulary, have cute pictures, and the rhyming storyline is great for phonemic awareness. Couldn't love them more! We have this book and two others from the series, and plan to purchase the rest! You can't beat the price either!
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