CRRL Kids: Sailing the Ocean Blue
Annotation:This high-rhyming, rip-snortingly hilarious tale follows the outrageous journey of a crew of novice dinosaurs who set sail for adventure, only to find something better awaits them at home.
Annotation:Who says cats don't like water? A sea-going Siamese like Henry sure wouldn't miss the chance for a glorious day of sailing, not when there are dolphins and whales and ocean breezes to enjoy. Sneaking aboard a sailboat, Henry embarks on an unforgettable aquatic adventure that captures the joy of sailing and sparkles with all the adventure of the sea.
Annotation:From her apartment in the big city, Jenny writes a letter to her just-moved-away friend, Maria. She imagines an amazing journey. Her little boat, with its watermelon-colored sail and leopard carving, at last arrives at Maria's tropical home after many adventures.
Annotation:Born with a voice loud enough to shatter plates, young Emily finally finds her niche as a substitute lighthouse, warning ships away from the rocks. Carpenter’s oil illustrations in the style of early 19th century folk art add to the humor.
Annotation:Captain Madsen's four children fondly recall their exciting experiences sailing with their father and mother on the bark John Ena at the turn of the twentieth century.
Annotation:"A collection of poems, stories, historical essays, fairy tales, and myths related to the sea, including tales of pirates, mermaids, Vikings, and sea monsters, illustrated by well-known artists."
Annotation:"Born at sea in the teeth of a gale, the sailor was a dog. Scuppers was his name." A dog that has always wanted to go to sea finally realizes his dream. Join Scuppers as he makes his first voyage. This classic read-aloud never ages and will be wanted again and again.
Annotation:"In the enchanted land of Narnia, Edmund and Lucy join King Caspian on a sworn mission to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia. So begins a perilous new quest that takes them to the farthest edge of the Eastern world on board the mighty Dawn Treader. Sailing uncharted seas, the old friends must survive a terrible storm, encounters with sea serpents, dragons, and invisible enemies to reach lands where magicians weave mysterious spells and nightmares come true. They need every ounce of courage and the help of the great lion Aslan to triumph in their most hazardous adventure of all."
Annotation:"The young narrator and his friends, Maggee and Jesse, travel to a myriad of places to look at sea life that is every colour of the rainbow. Children will delight in the pink octopus, the blue manatee, and the orange barracuda, to name but a few. Richard Thompson and Maggee Spicer have created a rhythmic poem (in the same vein as their earlier collaboration, Fishes in the Ocean) that will encourage the very youngest of new readers."
Annotation:Rhyming text presents facts about the Galapagos Islands and introduces the wildlife, such as giant tortoises, black iguanas, and brightly-colored lava crabs, who live there. Part of a series.
Annotation:"At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? "Waves carried it up in a storm," says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings."