The Sailor's Alphabet is a must for any child that loves ships. The words are an actual sea shanty from the 1800’s. Each page is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet and a part of a 1837 United States Navy frigate.
A is the anchor and that you all know,
B is the bowsprit that’s over the bow,
C is the capstan with which we heave ’round,
and D are the decks where sailors are found.....
A definition is also provided for each part. For instance: CAPSTAN: A large, spool shaped winch on a ship’s deck that is used for hauling up sails or anchors. It is turned by sailors using capstan bars.
Illustrated with an appealing woodcut style and printed on attractive ivory paper, this book has that something special feeling.
Activity: Learn to tie a bowline. This cool site shows animated knots.