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Hello, Ocean/Hola Mar

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Spanish language edition. Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. HELLO OCEAN is a joy-filled and playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend....

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Overview

Spanish language edition. Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. HELLO OCEAN is a joy-filled and playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach.

Crisp, realistic illustrations fill the pages with the rush of surf and the warmth of sun-baked sand. The sights and smells and sensations of the ocean become vividly clear in these beautifully rendered paintings.

Using rhyming text, a child describes the wonder of the ocean experienced through each of her five senses.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Relayed in Spanish as well as English, this rhyming picture book pays tribute to the pleasures of a day at the beach. "Astrella's acrylics on airbrushed paper take on an almost photographic quality," wrote PW. Ages 3-8. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570913723
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 352,876
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Muñoz Ryan is a native of California. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees at San Diego State University and she worked as a bilingual teacher and an early childhood administrator before dedicating herself full-time to writing. She wrote her first book at the age of 32 at the encouragement of a friend. She has written many picture books for young children and novels for older students. Pam lives in California with her husband and four children. She often speaks at schools and conferences about writing and literacy.

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