Wednesday, January 22, 2020

"Go Boats, Go!" - a bookwrap


Go, Boats, Go! 

Authored by Addie Boswell
Illustrated by Alexander Mostov

* Ages:  2-5
* Grade Level:  PS-K
* Series:  In Motion
* Board book:  22 pages
* Publisher:  Little Bigfoot
* Pub. Date:  Feb. 25, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Kids will like this rhyming book and be happy to express their joy as they discover the many types of boats that this simple, short book contains.  The book introduces boats in a variety of shapes and forms and the selection will certainly increase vocabulary skills when the book is read again and again. 

"Go, Boats, Go!" is from the author of "Go, Bikes, Go!" and the series "In Motion!"  It is a true celebration of Pacific Northwest boating and marine culture with a focus on recreational watercraft and working boats that are popular in that region.  

"Go, Boats, Go!" sports colourful, playful and active illustrations depicting diverse families implementing their own personal choice of boats.  I feel though that the age level is target is too young. The font size and placement of the words and illustrations are not ideal for that age particular age group.  My opinion is that the book would be more suitable for an older audience.  Perhaps it would suit a beginning reader or a primary-aged child who might be doing a short project on boats.  Just my thoughts.  However there is a lot to be learned from the variety of boats and I do like the board book format which is perfect for PS-K kids.   

Storywraps Rating - 3++ HUGS!!!

Meet the Author

Addie Boswell is an artist and writer living in Portland but grown in Iowa. She specializes in murals and picture books that focus on family, community, and the creative power of children. Recent titles include The Snow Dancer, Five on the Bed, and the "In Motion" series that starts with Go, Bikes, Go! As a visiting artist at schools, libraries, and community programs around the Northwest, she knows that creativity can empower and improve the lives of every age. When not working from her home studio, she is probably building scrappy furniture, filching drawings from her five-year-old, reading when she should be sleeping, and waiting for the rain to return.

About the Illustrator

ALEXANDER MOSTOV is an illustrator who takes pride in making playful, accessible pictures. His inspiration is drawn from plants, animals, and midcentury-modern design. He lives in Seattle with lots of books and a mischievous little dog named Dziga.

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