According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator. The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
We see various kinds of sailboats and motor boats, 'boats that help us when there is trouble' (fireboats, police boats, Coast Guard boats), as well as the inevitable 'boats that carry heavy loads, ' Moreover, there are sailboats racing, and speedboats racing--and they really do look it. (The Coast Guard boat is coming to rescue a woman with an overturned canoe.)--Kirkus Reviews