This is a wonderful story about a little boy and the homemade boat he loves. I love it for the simple fact that kids can identify so well with the main character's strong attachment to a material possession. What my children covet changes periodically, but there is almost always something that is near and dear to their hearts.
It is with great empathy that they watch and listen to this story unfold, fearful of the little boat's fate once it is separated from its little boy owner. We found this at our library about two years ago and I think this is one of the first books that really had my children in suspense. They could read the emotion on all the large boats that are beautifully illustrated and their relief at the reunion of the little boy and his boat was touching. This is a great book for showing your little ones just how powerful books can be, how they can do more than entertain you...they can move you and touch your heart. The images in this book are simultaneously soft and powerful and hold the attention of a toddler accustomed to reading as well as they do older children who understand more of the story.
Ask for this book at your library or order it online!