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Working Boats

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Would it be wrong to start by saying that after finishing the Adobe Digital Editions rendering of this fantastic book, I immediately ordered one for the grand in Cleveland? 
These crossections and more are so intricately detailed that only the print versions can do it justice. There is so much to see and learn!
Excellent!
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Sasquatch Books/Little Bigfoot via NetGalley. Thank you!
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This book was FULL of details! If your child loved lots of details and is interested in boats, this is the book for you! I even found many interesting facts that I didn’t know. There was so much info, it was almost like one of those “find it” books. Would be great in any school library or homeschool classroom.
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This will be a great addition to our library - kids interested in the way boats work will find this quite fascinating. They will enjoy examining the pictures of the insides of various ships.
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Working Boats
An Inside Look at Ten Amazing Watercraft
by Tom Crestodina

I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I read this book with my two boys ages 5 and 9. They were captivated by all of the details. Books like this are always a hit with my kiddos and with many because it seems like every time you look at a picture you notice something new which will bring them back to read it again and again. This will make a fantastic addition to any public or home library.

5/5
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. This book is a cool book about what the insides of different watercraft look like. Kids will love this.
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A fun and detailed look into the detail and inner workings of many different types of boats!

What I like the best about this book is the illustrations.  The boat cross-sections and exploded views really help in understanding all of the boat parts.  Of course the boat details get into different fishing set ups, safety gear, and even engine functions.

I would love to see this expanded into more boats or even something specific like sail boats or historical vessels.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this ARC for my honest review.
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This book was way more advanced and in-depth than I'd expected! I was looking for more of a general overview of boat structures, than detailed explanations of various specific ship types. This was highly informative, and written with great illustrations to enhance understanding. 
I'd recommend this to anyone, kid or adult, who is interested in ships or life on the water. Maybe not young kids; I'd estimate ages 8 and up would enjoy this, or younger advanced readers.
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I can’t help but be astonished at how detailed the cross-section illustrations are for each of the working vessels. Children and adults alike will really enjoy this book especially if they like boats. I like children’s books like this - lots of detailed and colorful drawings to examine and just enough interesting facts to learn. A child could be engrossed for hours.

5 stars!
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Working Boats is very reminiscent of the Look Inside series by Usborne Books and the Look Inside Cross Section series by Scholastic. Crestodina takes readers on an educational journey through all types of boats and explains what they do, where they do it, and what's inside of them. The book covers ten boats, from trollers to car ferries, and includes wonderful illustrations with each one.

Thank you NetGalley and Sasquatch Books, Little Bigfoot for the opportunity to read an advance reading copy.
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Working Boats is such a cool book, for children and adults alike. I think this would be a great gift for a child interested in boats or machines. I also think it would be a great coffee table book! I loved the cross-hatch illustrations and all the fun facts.
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Working Boats - is informative, entertaining, and does a great job explaining how an engine actually works in addition to the information about the boats and people who work with boats. I especially loved the illustration and explanation of how a diesel engine works. As a person who struggled to understand the engine- seeing this diagram and supporting text was very exciting. It explained the engine very well. I was curious about the different rooms or sections on the many types of boats. I enjoyed the illustrations of people inside those spaces to give it some life and dimension. Cresondina's book put my in mind of David Macauly's book Cathedral and his book Castle. Fans of Macauly's work will be impressed. The text was also well written and added to the information the reader will gain reading this book. I will be adding it to my elementary library. I expect some will only look at the pictures but that will be time well spent. For those eager to read pictures and text they will not be disappointed.
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I love reading this one with my son! We both found this book to be interesting with great images! I learned about about boats that I never knew about! Such a fascinating book! Highly recommend!
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Beautifully illustrated and explained. It's like being swept into a new world no matter how old you are. Perfect for children aged 3 up. 

Thank you very much for sending me this eARC.
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This non-fiction children's book tells about several different types of boats and how they are used. Each boat has a cross section which shows the inner workings of all areas of the boat. Going even further, the book often breaks down each of the parts and describes their functions, for example, zooming right in on a motor and all of the pieces within it. There is also quite a bit of detailed information about how the ship moves, what it is used for and how of the sections work together to make the ship perfect for the job and travel it is about to complete. I think that curious kids who are interested in how things work and wonder about different types of boats will absolutely love this book. I could also seeing it fit well into a non-fiction or high-interest level section of a classroom library. While the font is small, it is broken up and supported by the detailed pictures so that it does not look or feel overwhelming. I would definitely recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 8-13 range. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
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