SOME BOATS HAVE WINGS by Clare Oliver

SOME BOATS HAVE WINGS

and Other Amazing Facts About Ships and Submarines
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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This intriguing compendium of facts in the I Didn’t Know That series encompasses the earliest paper boats of the Egyptians to modern day plastic-hulled Minesweepers. True to series format, each spread, beginning with the phrase “I didn’t know that,” focuses on a specific era. Included throughout the book are the feature icons (search-and-find activities, true/false queries, etc.) to test readers’ knowledge. The design doesn’t intrude here (see review, above), perhaps because the topic is more immediately familiar to children. Watton and Moore’s detailed illustrations are realistically rendered; the full-color panoramas, overlaid with many smaller pictures, invite in-depth perusals. (maps, diagrams, index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 6-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-7613-0736-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Copper Beech/Millbrook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1998




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