A basic exploration of the parts, equipment, and variations of rescue boats, the nautical rescue vehicles. Also included is a pictorial diagram of the important rescue vehicle and its equipment.
Part of the Amazing Rescue Vehicles series
From the vanlike appearance of ambulances to the spinning rotor blades of helicopters, vehicles of all forms have long been used in emergency situations. Appealing to future paramedics, pilots, captains, drivers, and crew, this series explores the continued use of six Amazing Rescue Vehicles. Detailed photos and STEM-appropriate text examine the featured machine’s parts, functions, variations, and worksites. Each book also includes a labeled pictorial diagram of the vehicle.
A large trim size and crisp images distinguish this entry in the “Amazing Rescue Vehicles” series (4 titles), which turns its nautical eye on the different kinds of rescue boats and the people who drive them. Bold, full-bleed photographs grab attention right off the bat, while the text—a few basic sentences per page—explains the design and function of several different kinds of vessels, before moving into the roles of the people who work on these boats. Vocabulary words are defined in the text, and an ending spread diagrams the features of two primary types of rescue boats. The back matter, which consists of further print and digital resources for readers to explore, will be welcomed by those who want more than a cursory overview. Useful as a springboard and basic overview for a lesser-covered STEM topic.
–Maggie Reagan, Booklist , 4/1/2019