Ferry Tail

from Sleeping Bear Press


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  • Quality

  • Read-it-Again Score

  • Fun-and-Learning

  • Ferry Tail published by Sleeping Bear Press
  • Written by: Katharine Kenah
  • Illustrated by: Nicole Wong
  • We recommend this book for kids ages 5 and up


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

In the picture book Ferry Tail, readers are introduced to Walter the very helpful ferry dog. He rides the ferry and brings the captain his morning paper, listens with the engineer to the sound of the engines, and tastes bacon from the cook. Walter also helps the passengers by greeting cars, barking at sea gulls, and posing for photos. Walter loves life on the ferry boat, except for one thing-Cupcake, the captain's cat. One day, when Cupcake gets Walter into trouble, Walter decides to leave the ferry and explore life on land. Being a landlubber isn't right for him, though, but he can't seem to find his way back to the ferry. In his time of need, an unexpected ally emerges to help bring Walter home. This 32-page book is written by Katharine Kenah and illustrated by Nicole Wong.

Is It Fun?

This is a really beautiful book with a story that will definitely appeal to dog lovers. Kids will love exploring the town along with Walter through the wonderful illustrations in this book. Plus, the book has a great message about finding friends in unexpected places and realizing there's no place like home.

Who It’s For

Ferry Tail is recommended for ages 5-8.

What To Be Aware Of

The book is also available as an ebook.