I have never forgotten my first trip to the Seattle waterfront and onto a ferry with my grandmother. The wonder of standing on the deck of a boat for the first time, viewing islands, sun-dappled water and all different kinds of boats was awe-inspiring for a small child. P.S. Boats, Around Puget Sound is a celebration of the sights and sounds of that first trip. I wanted to create a book that would reflect the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with a natural curiosity of just one of its many elements.

Susan Wolf

Book Content

Excerpt - English

“Ferry boat, ferry boat,
Glide into dock.
I’m late for my ferry,
Just look at the clock!

Ferry man, ferry girl,
Where do we go?”
“This way, this lane,
And park just so.”

Excerpt - Spanish

-El transbordador
se acerca; entra al dique.
-¡Llego tarde, espolique!
¡Mira el reloj!

-¡Barquerito!, ¡barquerita!,
¿por dónde debemos ir?
-¡Sigan esta vía, ese carril.
¡Estacionen justo allí!

Praise For P.S. Boats, Around Puget Sound

Pacific NW Booksellers Association

"With stunning illustrations and cheerful, rhyming text, P.S. Boats, Around Puget Sound (Wolf Publishing) by Utah writer Susan Gibbons-Wolf will appeal to children and adults, visitors and natives alike.  Born and raised in Washington, Susan still remembers her first trip to the Seattle waterfront, boarding a ferry with her grandmother, and sailing on the sun-dappled waters of Puget Sound surrounded by boats of every description.  Susan Gibbons-Wolf is a freelance writer whose articles have been published in local and national newspapers and magazines."

Store Owner

"Thank you for stopping by and showing us your lovely book. I have been working on adding select books as part of our themed gift sections and Washington-based activities and products. So your book fits into this strategy nicely!"


Retired Teacher

The book is lovely. I love the rhyming and the translations and all the different vessels.  And the water color illustrations are beautiful. The kids (and parents) will enjoy it. 

Book Store Worker

This book was a labor of love and it shows!

Jean Davies Okimoto

Award-winning author of Winston of Churchill and The White Swan Express

A treasure of a picture book. The charming rhymes and stunning illustrations will delight children of Puget Sound and beyond.

Happy Mother

I bought a copy of your book at a little candy store near the ferry in Kingston and my 4 year old loves it! Found you online and ordered copies for my nephews as well. We spend a lot of time on Whidbey and watching different ships and boats go by is something everyone enjoys! Thank you for writing such a charming book full of PNW beauty. 

Proud Winner of A 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award

Indie Book Award

You Can Also Find P.S. Boats For Sale At The Following Locations!

Made In Washington

Vashon Pharmacy

Forage Gifts, Sequim

Dungeness Kids, Sequim

Oceanside Resort gift shop, La Push

Chinook Pharmacy, Forks

Forks Outfitters

Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor

Moonraker Books, Langley

Jim’s Pharmacy, Port Angeles

Mukilteo Historical Society

Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend

Northwest Native Expressions, Sequim

Swain's, Port Angeles

Port Ludlow Resort

Poulsbo Maritime Museum

Pirates Plunder, Seattle waterfront

Pacific Northwest Shop, Tacoma

Seaport Books, La Conner

Shotridge Studios, Vashon Island


Kingfisher Bookstore, Coupeville

The Red Snapper, Anacortes

Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport

General Store, Port Gamble

The Space Needle, Seattle

Discover Your Northwest, Seattle

Legislative Gift Center, Capitol Bldg., Olympia

Channing Baby & Co., Tacoma

Artisans PNW, Everett