Anyway, enough rambling on. I'm no expert, but I do know that this book, Burt Dow Deep-Water Man is good for adventure lovers age three to ten and worth a look for any child who is interested in art. The paintings - I'm pretty sure the illustrations were painted, are so wonderful. If so many of them weren't spread over two pages they would all already be framed on my kids walls.
Here he is with his beloved boat the Tidely-Idely
He hadn't expect to meet a whale!(Look at the paint splashes on that tail - so beautiful.)
And this is where he ends up - in the whales tummy.
But Burt Dow is very resourceful and Whales, as we know from many childrens books, are very kind. They figure it out. Sixty three pages of Summery wonderfulness. Highly recommended.