Boats on the Bay: A Board Book (Board book)

Boats on the Bay: A Board Book By Jeanne Walker Harvey, Grady McFerrin (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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 award-winning author of several picture books, including Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas, Maya Lin:Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, My Hands Sing the Blues, and Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey. Jeanne lives in Sausalito, California.

Grady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer, and hand-letterer who lives in Los Angeles with his family. His work has been featured in magazines, children’s books, gift/novelty titles, advertisements and music posters, and recognized by the AIGA, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine, and American Illustration.

Praise For…

"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, Things That Go Zoom

"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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781949480306
ISBN-10: 1949480305
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 24
Language: English