Boats on the Bay A Board Book

Boats on the Bay

A Board Book

  • ISBN: 9781949480306
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2023


Price: $9.99

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.


"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."
Things That Go Zoom, Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

"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