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Toy Boat Board book – 15 May 2014

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Product details

  • Board book: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel Books; Brdbk edition (15 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399167978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399167973
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 383,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for TOY BOAT
* "The streamlined text is straightforward, letting the amazing art do much of the work. Long's acrylic, hyperrealistic pictures, awash with many shades of blue, are so substantial they seem to be molded from clay, and his expansive double-page spreads effectively convey the perspectives and differences in the size between the full-size boats and the boy's beloved toy. A harmonious ending brings the story full circle. With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review
"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for TOY BOAT
*"The streamlined text is straightforward, letting the amazing art do much of the work. Long's acrylic, hyperrealistic pictures, awash with many shades of blue, are so substantial they seem to be molded from clay, and his expansive double-page spreads effectively convey the perspectives and differences in the size between the full-size boats and the boy's beloved toy. A harmonious ending brings the story full circle. With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review
"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly"

Praise for TOY BOAT
*"The streamlined text is straightforward, letting the amazing art do much of the work. Long's acrylic, hyperrealistic pictures, awash with many shades of blue, are so substantial they seem to be molded from clay, and his expansive double-page spreads effectively convey the perspectives and differences in the size between the full-size boats and the boy's beloved toy. A harmonious ending brings the story full circle. With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review
"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly"

Praise for TOY BOAT
* "The streamlined text is straightforward, letting the amazing art do much of the work. Long's acrylic, hyperrealistic pictures, awash with many shades of blue, are so substantial they seem to be molded from clay, and his expansive double-page spreads effectively convey the perspectives and differences in the size between the full-size boats and the boy's beloved toy. A harmonious ending brings the story full circle. With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review
"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Randall de Seve made her debut as an author with the New York Times bestseller Toy Boat, illustrated by Loren Long. She is also the author of The Duchess of Whimsy, illustrated by her husband, Peter de Seve. Randall lives with Peter and their two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.
To learn more about Randall de Seve, go to www.randalldeseve.com
Loren Long has puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles as Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, Drummer Boy, The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper, Toy Boat by Randall de Seve, Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna, and Of Thee I Sing by President Barack Obama. Loren lives in a suburb of Cincinnati with his wife and their two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first.
To learn more about Loren Long and his books, go to www.lorenlong.com or www.otisthetractor.com


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This is a real PSHE book about leaving home and becoming independent.
I bought it for my Year 1 class but the subtleties would go over their heads.
I like the book a lot, but the small, board book format seems to be aimed at a younger audience than the story.
Difficult to say who the target audience would be.
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A lovely story with beautiful illustrations. I read it to my class of 5 year-old and they became very involved in the emotional side of the story, feeling worried for the little boat!
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Great story book for a history starter on toys old and new
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 54 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet But Not Sappy 15 Oct. 2013
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The boy builds a boat himself, out of bits and pieces any boy should have available. The boat has adventures, some scary, but ends up back with the boy who allows him to keep having adventures. I like the message. The language is straightforward and the illustrations vivid, with nice movement and color. All in all a good present for a child in a sailing family, like the one who received it from me.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story 24 May 2017
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What a sweet book about realizing home is where you belong.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids love this story and illustrations! 26 July 2015
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I bought this book to put on a shelf for décor in my son's nursery and not knowing to much about the storyline, but it's one of my kids' favorites. My 1 year old loves the "move along!" parts and my almost 4 year old loves the story. The illustrations are gorgeous and hold the interest of both my children.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story...The Velveteen Rabbit for little boys! 11 Nov. 2011
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I purchased this book for my little boy for his first christmas. I remember reading somewhere that it was considered the Velveteen Rabbit for little boys. I LOVED the Velveteen Rabbit, so of course needed to get this book for my little boy. He's now 2 1/2 and loves having me read stories to him. Every night he asks me to read this book to him. "Toy Boat" he requests again and again. It is a sweet story. Having a husband who grew up sailing, it has special meaning to us as one day I hope that my son grows up and enjoys the water and wonderment of sailing too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible book for all ages! 29 Mar. 2016
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I have bought this book for multiple kids ranging from 2-8 and they all love it. The colors and illustrations are vibrant and adorable. I recommend this book for everyone!
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