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Originally published as a picture book, this board-book edition features boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by award-winning author Jeanne Walker Harvey’s simple, spare, and lyrical text, and Grady McFerrin’s wondrous full-color illustrations.
A KidLitTV Recommended Book!
Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.
About the Author
Jeanne Walker Harvey is the author of several picture books, including Boats on the Bay, as well as the well-received picture book biographies Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas and Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines. She lives in Sonoma, California.
"A well-designed book with a simple, approachable text."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Simple, serene text coupled with stunning, sweeping illustrations."
— Avery & Augustine
"This is McFerrin’s debut picture book. . . .He manages to capture textures you want to reach out and touch."
"Harvey’s short, simple sentences, many with internal rhymes . . . make this a good fit for emerging readers."
— Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
"A celebration of place and a catalogue of the kinds of vessels dear to the hearts of boat enthusiasts young and old."
— Publishers Weekly
"This mini intro to our safe harbor is perfect run-up or follow-up for a leisurely stroll along the Embarcadero, bracing bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, or ferry tour around Alcatraz. Take-home message: Take notice."
— San Fransisco Chronicle