Friday, November 20, 2009

Boats Speeding! Sailing! Cruising!

Boats, written by Patricia Hubbell and illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy, is a rhyming tour de force of all things floating on the seas.  This is the fifth in Hubbell's transportation series of  books, and it rolls along merrily with zippy illustrations. You will learn all about the parts of a boat and also learn about several different kinds of boats and their uses.  For such a lean book, Boats packs a punch of good information about boats. 

If you are looking to introduce labels in a kindergarten writer's workshop or as part of a unit on nonfiction text features, this book would be a good resource. Boats could also be used for a lesson on categorizing or listing as well. You could challenge older students to create categories for the boats in the book.    

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