Blue Boat

by Kersten Hamilton (Author) Valeria Petrone (Illustrator)

Blue Boat
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
With the tremendous success of RED TRUCK in board book format and anticipation around YELLOW COPTER in board to match, we're thrilled to complete the primary-colored series about vehicles who save the day by bringing BLUE BOAT into board, too! When a family on a sailing outing gets stuck in a surprise storm, there is only one boat tough enough to handle the rocking waves and howling winds: Blue Boat! Now even the youngest readers can cheer on this "rough, tough tugboat."

Review quotes

Reviews for Blue Boat

"Readers who are entertaining dreams of captaining a ship someday will celebrate the brave efforts of this 'rough, tough tugboat.'"—Publishers Weekly

"With plenty of sound effects and opportunities for call-and-response, this will be a spirited pick for one-on-one or group storytime."—Booklist

Kersten Hamilton
Kersten Hamilton is the author of over twenty-five books. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. BLUE BOAT is her fifth book for Viking. Visit her at

Valeria Petrone has worked as an illustrator for publishers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and her native Italy, where she now lives. Visit her at

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
May 20, 2016

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