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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows what daily life is like on one of these boats.
The sailors demonstrate unqualified commitment to their jobs.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this book focuses on daily life on a Lightboat where sailors are portrayed as simply dedicated to their job of keeping other boats safe.
Is It Any Good?
Parents whose kids love planes and trains and things that go will welcome this excellent factual picture book. Kids will especially love the tiny details about daily life. From the wave-warped hallways to the claustrophobic living quarters, the book manages to accurately convey how these dedicated sailors at sea for months at a time experienced their jobs without ever being boring.
The prose is simple, clear, and understated, supported by detailed illustrations that let kids peek at details on the boat including its machinery, the wheel, and even their laundry hung out to dry on deck. A dramatic picture of the tiny, shining boat warning an awesome ocean liner is sure to give kids a satisfactory thrill.
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