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BUR BUR'S BOATING ABCs

Author: JoAnne Pastel & Kaki Fitzsimmons

Illustrator: Lindsay VanDeWeghe

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Publisher: Interface Publishing,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Bur Bur (a little boy) names nautical sights that start with each letter of the alphabet. Teach your child their ABCs with this picture book.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son picked out this book, liked it, and wanted to read it again. The illustrations were clear, and the boats and fish were interesting to him. He remembered what he saw on one page and then identified it again in subsequent pages.

Adult Reader Reaction: This was a perfect book for the beginning of the summer and as a precursor to our own beach vacation.

Pros: In contrast to many other ABC books, this one kept my child interested throughout.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a quality book for borrowing from the library.

If You Liked This Book, Try: BUR BUR THROWS OUT THE FIRST PITCH   FRECKLES AND THE GREAT BEACH RESCUE   WHAT PETE ATE FROM A to Z

Educational Themes: In addition to learning the alphabet, kids can learn boating terms, watter safety for toddlers, beach terms (waves), and science (birds, fish, waves, etc.).

Notes: AWARDS: 2008 Teacher’s Choice Award for the family; iParenting Media Award winner category “Greatest Products 2007; 2008 Silver Recipient: Illustrated Series, Moms Choice Awards

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, boats, literacy

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2008

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