Who Sank the Boat?

Who Sank the Boat?

by Pamela Allen


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A charmingly funny read-aloud that asks an important question: "Who sank the boat?"

Beside the sea, there once lived a cow, a donkey, a sheep, a pig, and a tiny little mouse. They were good friends, and one warm, sunny morning, for no particular reason, they decided to go for a row in the bay. Do you know who sank the boat?

“The idea is funny, the pictures are splendid, and the easy text is just right for the very young.”—The New Yorker

“A bright, brisk tale, simply told, illustrated by cheerful, comical pictures.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698113732
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/28/1996
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 74,812
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Pamela Allen (pamelart.com) is a phenomenon in the world of children’s books. Many of her picture books have won prestigious awards and commendations both in Australia and overseas. She is the first illustrator to have won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award two years running, for Who Sank the Boat? (1983) and Bertie and the Bear (1984). Some of Pamela’s other awards include the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the AIM Book Award (New Zealand) and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Diploma for Illustration.

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Who Sank the Boat 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my nieces. They've asked me to read it about twice a week since then - and we have so many books, that's quite significant!What I loved about it, more than the fact that the kid can really see how *everybody* sank the boat (very clearly illustrated), is the fact that it clearly presents a common narrative form - the most unlikely person is the one who sinks the boat.The first time I read it, I paused to ask the older niece if she knew who sank the boat (the question is repeated several times throughout the book), and she answered it correctly, without even thinking - of *course* it's the teeny tiny mouse who sank the boat! Who else would it be?To me, that's more important at the age of four than understanding about buoyancy, or understanding the idea of the last straw.
mayalanda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A superb and funny book. The illustrations are very funny and they had my daughter captivated.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice drawings, simple interactive story with a bit of humor. A big hit with my two-year-old.
MesserPicks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used this book this year during Science Inquiry as an introduction lesson. We made clay boats and thought about how we could make changes to the boat to make it hold more weight. This was a great piece of literature to use!
slovepb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Do you know? Great prediction story. Rhymes are brillaint witht he kids - not sure about the 'pig, fat as butter' esepcially as the other animals are just as fat. Love the fact that the one who sinks it is the sole man!!!!