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I Want a Boat!

"I have a box, I want a boat." This creativity-inspiring picture book follows a girl as she finds a way to transform a plain old box in an ordinary room into a magical sailboat, complete with a rudder, sail, and anchor. With each new addition to her play, a new challenge arises: a boat needs the sea, and what fun are calm waters? She and her stuffed-animal friends take to the high seas, encounter raging storms, and make it to dry land — just in time for supper!

This delightful book reminds readers that a box is never just a box when you have a vivid imagination and a couple of friends to join you on a fantastic ocean voyage. Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon's sprightly text and candy-colored, kid-friendly illustrations by Kevan Atteberry (Ghost Cat, Dear Beast) spool out a busy imaginative play session that's sure to leave young readers planning their own adventures to come!

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"With both clarity and a confident understatement that echoes the confidence of the narrative, the full-color illustrations are presented with a fine attention to detail that enriches and deepens the story, enabling readers to use their own imaginations as they pick out what has changed illustratively and what is developing.... All sails are set and pulling in this imaginative matchup of words and pictures." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 5
Author Liz Garton Scanlon
Illustrator Kevan Atteberry
ISBN 0823447154
Publication Date Jun 22, 2021
Publisher Neal Porter Books
Language English