Written by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Wendell Minor
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
ISBN 978-1580897877


A summer classic by two masters, reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences.

Wendell Minor’s elegant artwork and Charlotte Zolotow’s simple, evocative prose brings a day at the beach vividly to life as a boy and his mother imagine what it would be like to spend a day at the seashore.

From The Horn Book, Inc.

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.

NCSS/CBC Notable 1992 Children's Trade Book in Social Studies , April 4, 1993

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
The Society of Illustrators' 34th Annual National Exhibition, Feb.4, 1992
Print Regional Design Annual, July 1, 1992 (cover of THE SEASHORE BOOK)
The New York Art Directors Club Annual Exhibition, May 4, 1992

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