Monday, December 14, 2015

Recommended Picture Book: Boats Float! George Ella Lyon, Benn Lyon and Mick Wiggins

Title: Boats Float!

Author: George Ella Lyon and Benn Lyon

Illustrator: Mick Wiggins

Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books: September 1, 2015

Topic: Boats, Rhyming fiction

Age: 4-8

Opening: Boats have keels. Boats have hulls lifted by waves, followed by gulls. Boats float!

Summary: In rhyming text, the reader is introduced to all different types of boats floating on river, lakes, oceans and ponds.

Boat Bingo: learn to recognize different types of boats
Build a boat that floats activity: Children will strengthen science, math, creative-thinking, and problem solving skills as they explore boat making.
Lesson on Buoyancy can be found here.

Why I Like the Book:
A great book for even the youngest boat enthusiasts. Children are introduced to a wide variety of boats of different shapes and sizes across various cultures. Written in rhyme, this is sure to please young children while still offer slightly older children a taste of a voyager's life.

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