- I'm MIGHTY! by Kate and Jim McMullan. Tugboats actually power those enormous ships into port. Get it? VERY small boats moving VERY large ships? Now why would this be a hit with the pre-ks?
- Class Three at Sea by Julia Jarman. Very lighthearted tale of a school outing interrupted by an encounter with unfriendly pirates. The ending says it all: "So if ever your class goes to sea, remember what happened to Class Three. And if pirates board, don't make a fuss... just make friends with an octopus!" A bit forced.
- Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham. One of those just-one-more-is-too-much books. I have all the characters for a magnet board and a paper boat to put them in.
- Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw. Tongue twister silliness, short and sweet.
- The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen. Truly charming tale in rhyme of circus animals shipwrecked on an island off Maine, where the inhabitants turn out to be friendlier than expected.
Motor Boat (of course)
Row Row Row Your Boat (if you see a crocodile, don't forget to SCREAM)
Amanda was kind enough to make a dozen of these. The kids colored them in with crayon, and by snipping through the middle triangle in the center, we slipped through a straw/mast. It doesn't need really to be stapled in place, but we did, and added a triangle sail and a little flag of crepe paper for fun.