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I Ship - by Kelly Rice Schmitt (Hardcover)

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  • Made of steel, / colossal, / strong, / I ship around the world.
  • 7-8 Years
  • 9.0" x 10.8" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Transportation


About the Book

"Engines ahead! Come aboard a container ship and voyage across oceans to deliver goods to people who need them. Highly engaging text and delightfully detailed illustrations will appeal to a wide range of readers!"--]cProvided by publisher.

Book Synopsis

Made of steel, / colossal, / strong, / I ship around the world.

Come aboard a massive container ship as it pulls into port, loads up with cargo, and heads out to the open ocean. The ship's voyage includes starry skies and stormy seas, swift currents and unforeseen delays. Through it all, the crew keeps working--with goods to keep the world going, they must carry on.

Rhythmic text from Kelly Rice Schmitt and delightfully detailed illustrations from Jam Dong provide a riveting look at the journey of one mighty ship.

Review Quotes

"This is bliss for any child who loves boats, for units on global transportation, or for anyone who has ever asked how this all works."--School Library Journal

-- (11/24/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"Readers follow every step of the (fictional) container ship Carolina, which is carrying freight from a port in Asia to delivery in France. Carolina acts as narrator, initially providing details about the process of docking and loading, while informative cutaway illustrations display the diverse cargo. Dong's clear, flat, geometrical digital illustrations also illuminate size."--The Horn Book Magazine

-- (10/5/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"An informative peek at our global infrastructure's major lifeline." --Kirkus Reviews

-- (7/13/2023 12:00:00 AM)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 10.8 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 7-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Transportation
Publisher: Millbrook Press (Tm)
Theme: Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Format: Hardcover
Author: Kelly Rice Schmitt
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2023
TCIN: 88334842
UPC: 9781728476827
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-9332
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 10.8 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.85 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Fun and Informative!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
LeslieBB7 - 10 months ago
This book explains shipping in such a fun, kid-friendly way! The first person POV of the ship brings shipping to life and encourages young readers to root for the ship as it struggles on its journey to deliver important goods. Bright, vibrant illustrations make the complexity of shipping fun and approachable, as does the captivating text! This book is a pleasure to read aloud and is perfect for curious kids with an interest in transportation and questions about how the world works. Highly recommend for home, school, and library collections!
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