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The Wild Baby Goes to Sea

A little fantasy story of heroism, for a little boy.

A little boy pretends to be the heroic captain of his ocean going craft –a wooden crate with an apron sail– keeping his crew safe through terrible storms, even rescuing lost souls.

Brief Review

Baby Ben saves crewman mouse, fights off a marauding fish, rescues a struggling rooster, navigates through a whale's cavernous mouth, recovers his ship and crew when capsized by a storm, and resists a dark monster from the deeps. All the while, he sets a confident example to his frightened crew, "Mouse, Giraffe, and Bunny too." The frumpy illustrations convey the imaginary adventure well.  A similar adventure, that some might say is more for girls, can be found in The Maggie B.