A must-have for lovers of boats and the San Francisco Bay! This book reminds me of taking trips to SF as a kid and spending hours looking out at the water. Grady McFerrin’s gorgeous illustrations are bright and colorful and perfectly encapsulate the exciting hustle and bustle of the bay. Little ones will be intrigued and delighted with every reading.
Originally published as a picture book, this board-book edition features boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by award-winning author Jeanne Walker Harvey’s simple, spare, and lyrical text, and Grady McFerrin’s wondrous full-color illustrations.
A KidLitTV Recommended Book!
Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.
About the Author
Jeanne Walker Harvey is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas, Maya Lin:Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, My Hands Sing the Blues, and Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey. Jeanne lives in Sausalito, California.
Grady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer, and hand-letterer who lives in Los Angeles with his family. His work has been featured in magazines, children’s books, gift/novelty titles, advertisements and music posters, and recognized by the AIGA, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine, and American Illustration.
"A well-designed book with a simple, approachable text."—Kirkus Reviews
"Simple, serene text coupled with stunning, sweeping illustrations."—Avery & Augustine
"This is McFerrin’s debut picture book. . . .He manages to capture textures you want to reach out and touch."
"Harvey’s short, simple sentences, many with internal rhymes . . . make this a good fit for emerging readers."—Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, Things That Go Zoom
"A celebration of place and a catalogue of the kinds of vessels dear to the hearts of boat enthusiasts young and old."—Publishers Weekly
"This mini intro to our safe harbor is perfect run-up or follow-up for a leisurely stroll along the Embarcadero, bracing bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, or ferry tour around Alcatraz. Take-home message: Take notice."—San Fransisco Chronicle