Ready, Set, Sail!

Ready, Set, Sail! illus. by Luke Flowers. 32p. little bee. Mar. 2018. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781499805338.
PreS-Gr 1—This tale of a tiger captain and his turtle first mate going to sea uses plenty of boat and sailing terminology. The simple, rhyming lines scan well and run across the top of each page, leaving plenty of room for the bright, full-bleed illustrations. The artwork matches and helps explain the text, making words like a bowline, dinghy, or boom easy to understand in context. Characters are friendly and cheerful with large eyes and expressive faces.
VERDICT A good choice for ocean or nautical-themed storytimes.

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