Richly colored paintings and a poetic text evoke the sights, sounds, and feelings of a perfect day at the seashore, from the shifting colors of the early morning sky to the sound of the waves to the feel of cold water on one's feet.
When a boy asks his mother what the seashore is like, she responds with a poetically descriptive series of impressions of the beach from dawn until dusk. Minor's lovely paintings heighten the serene nature of the book, which reads almost like a guide meditation. A useful and relaxing story for bedtime or any time.
From Debra Briatico Children's Literature
In this beautiful story, a boy from the mountains asks his mother to describe what the seashore looks like. In order to achieve this task, the author presents a descriptive poem that takes the reader on an imaginary sensory adventure. Zolotow effectively describes the colors, sounds, and sights of the seashore including watching the sun break through the morning mist, picking up shells at the water's edge, and listening to the sounds of the wind and waves. Detailed illustrations perfectly depict the activities enjoyed during a visit to the beach.
NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1992 - 3/15/93
Featured on PBS (Public Television) TV program ãThe Reading Rainbowä Oct. 14, 1992, Feb. 17, 1993, and July 6, 1994
Paintings from THE SEASHORE BOOK are included in:
Art Direction Magazine's Annual Creativity Exhibition, June 6, 1992
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