The Ship Captain's Tale: A Counting Adventure

The Ship Captain's Tale: A Counting Adventure


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There’s a problem on board The Queen of the Sea. How will the ship’s captain solve it? In signature fashion, award-winning author V.A. Boeholt’s clever poetry and engaging prose take young readers on an exciting adventure, helping them understand the passage of time, recognize/sequence numbers and appreciate cause and effect. With charming illustrations by Jeff Yesh, The Ship Captain’s Tale draws children, parents and teachers into a vibrant voyage, complete with an interactive curriculum guide. “Ahoy, Mateys!” Let Boeholt’s delightful counting adventure begin!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589852129
Publisher: Five Star Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 5 Years

About the Author

Arizona author and educator V.A. Boeholt, Ph.D., has made professional contributions to students, parents and instructors around the world as a teacher, curriculum designer, academic publisher, and award-winning author. Passionate about sharing interactive, principle-based stories with young readers, Boeholt wrote The Ship Captain's Tale to teach children about counting, problem solving and the passage of time.

Jeff Yesh is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose award-winning work has been featured in multiple children's books, including A Squirrel's Story--A True Tale. Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. A longtime member of the Five Star Publications, Inc. publishing team, he has been instrumental both as an illustrator and with promotional design.

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Feathered_Quill1 More than 1 year ago
Ahoy, Mateys! There’s a new counting book and if you love ‘everything ocean,’ then you need to check it out! It’s a whole lotta fun for the wannabe ship’s captain. As our story opens, we meet an old ship captain. He’s on a beach, telling a story to some young friends. It’s the story of a wonderful ship, The Queen of the Sea. One day, while the sun is shining and the passengers are enjoying themselves, the Captain of the mighty ship decides to take a nap. He has a terrible headache and needs to rest. However, things don’t always go as planned when the captain of a big ship takes a break. Right at noon, the ship’s whistle bellowed out the noon whistle. But...but...the whistle didn’t stop. It was loud and piercing and bothered everybody: One activity director ended the games. Two passengers stood still. Three guitarists quit strumming... ...and so on all the way up to twelve birds that scattered overhead. The crew didn’t know what to do. People tried, but nobody could get the whistle to stop. Finally, one of the ship’s mates decided he had to wake up the Captain. Would the Captain be able to make the whistle stop? The Ship Captain’s Tale is a fun twist on the traditional counting story. Most counting books I read are all counting and very little story. This one has a lot of story to go with the counting. I also liked how the book counted to twelve rather than ten, introduced ordinal numbers, and also counted backwards from twelve to one. The illustrations are bright and cheerful and mesh perfectly with the story. At the back of the book is a resource guide, a chart of counting to six in nine different languages (as well as English so they can compare), as well as a glossary of ship related words that young readers may not know. Quill says: The Ship Captain’s Tale is bound to be a hit with youngsters who have a yearning to travel the high seas.