Jerry Pallotta features boats and ships, from the gigantic aircraft carrier to the one-person kayak. With characteristic wit and humor, he explains basic nautical terms like hull, bow, and stern, while introducing more challenging topics, such as the workings of a steam engine. Young and old alike will want to get on board for this lavishly illustrated and informative trip through the alphabet.
About the Author
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Did you ever wonder why the first boat was built? Was it to cross a lake, to travel down a river, to explore, or just to have fun? And what did the first boat look like? Maybe it was a log or a carved-out tree. Whatever it was, those first sailors probably never imagined . . .
Excerpted from "The Boat Alphabet Book"
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