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Busy Boats (Amazing Machines) Paperback – September 15, 2005

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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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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: 4 x 0.1 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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I purchased multiple copies of this book to give as a gift with the Green Toys tug boat!! I did this for my grandchildren....find a good book and purchase a good toy to go with it....in this case I purchased Green Toys Tug Boat and paired it with a Tony Mitton Amazing Machines book to match. I did the same with the submarine, dump truck and a few others.....
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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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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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This is a good book that has lots of different kinds of boats to talk about with your child as you read it to them or they read it to you. It definitely matches the reading level listed in the description.
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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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