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

P.S. Boats Children's Book

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

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.

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

Vashon Pharmacy

Forage Gifts, Sequim

Oceanside Resort gift shop, La Push

Chinook Pharmacy, Forks

Forks Outfitters

Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo

Moonraker Books, Langley

Jim’s Pharmacy, Port Angeles

Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend

Northwest Native Expressions, Sequim

Pirates Plunder, Seattle waterfront

Pacific Northwest Shop, Tacoma

Kingston Mercantile & Marina

Cowlitz County Historical Museum, Kelso

Little City Candy Company, Kingston