The Old Boat by Jarrett Pumphrey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank you to Norton Young Readers for the review copy. Another great book from the Pumphrey brothers! They use stamps to create beautiful illustrations. The color palette is bright but calm at the same time. The text is spare, and every word is important. My favorite spreads are back to back: “The old boat caught wants -> and wishes, ->waves -> and wonders.” Good picture books use the illustrations to tell the story as much as they use the prose, and like The Old Truck, if you pay attention you will see the characters grow older and introduce the next generation.
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