Jane Collins-Philippe loves the sea after all she has spent many years living on a sailboat and she has collected verses old and new to share her understanding and affection. Some of the poems will be familiar, like Eugene Field s Wynken, Blynken and Nod. Others are from Collins-Philippe s own pen and are sure to become favorites. Who could resist a poem about a ship with a hippo for a captain and a giraffe named Joyce for a lookout?
Laura Beingessner s charming art is the perfect complement to a collection that will delight children, whether they are old salts or landlubbers.
A note from the author: OOPS Credit for Baby s Boat on the very last page of my book should have gone to Ridley and Gaynor who penned it in 1898. I wouldn t want to take credit for something I didn t write. Besides, that would make me very old indeed "