Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Navy Ships in Action

by Kay Jackson
PowerKIDS, 2009. Unpaged. Nonfiction.

One in a series of books about "Amazing Military Vehicles," this book is attractively formatted with large-print text, important words and concepts in bold letters, with both silhouettes and actual photographs of the naval vessels being discussed. Although Navy Ships is in most ways a fine introduction for young children to the U. S. Navy's fleet, some of the explanations are odd: "steel" is defined, but "bridge" and "sonar" are not. Still, military-minded youngsters will find plenty of good information and cool pictures in this book and its companion volumes devoted to armored vehicles, military helicopter, planes, tanks, and submarines.

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