Ocean Whisper / Susurro del oceano (Wordless edition)

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Enter a dreamy underwater world of friendly whates and colorful ocean plant life. A boy's fish bowl and wall poster transform his room and bed into an undersea dreamscape. Wordless edition with illustrations telling the story.

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Enter a dreamy underwater world of friendly whates and colorful ocean plant life. A boy's fish bowl and wall poster transform his room and bed into an undersea dreamscape. Wordless edition with illustrations telling the story.

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Editorial Reviews

Heartland Reviews
. . . designed for the child to tell the story he sees unfolding in pictures in his own words. This allows a child's imagination to develop.
The Times Record
"...the mehod in which Rockhill morphs the edges of the illustartions to transition the story from page to page is incredible, giving children much detail to ponder and parents a truly rich artistic experience . . .
AStoryWeaver's Book Reviews
Known as a wordless picture book, the illustrator/author Dennis Rockhill perfectly describes a child's dream of living and playing in an underwater wonderland. The trancelike lyrical poem sets the imaginary mood to a tee. Ocean Whisper is written with an instruction page in the back to help first-time wordless picture book readers. This beautiful, inspirational, and fairy taleish book is intended for all ages and is highly recommended . . .
—Jennifer LB Leese
The Childrens Shelf
. . . an elaborate story told entirely through soft, gentle, deep-toned artwork of a young boy and his dreams of experiencing the ocean firsthand. A unique, vibrant, and almost purely visual experience of wonder that will surely appeal to and instill an appreciation of the sea's wonders within children of all ages, even the very young.
Kirkus Reviews
A young boy, his room decorated with a poster of whales hanging next to his small fish tank, prepares for sleep listening to a seashell, feeding his fish and staring meditatively into space. As he dreams, the fish leave the tank, the whales swim off his poster and he becomes a mer-boy, joining the underwater world for a night of freedom. Rockhill precedes his wordless picture book with a free-verse poem (in both English and Spanish) that sums up in a general fashion what follows. Rockhill's main illustrations are richly colored, detailed and well executed, but are also heightened in a way not unlike idealized scenes from greeting cards or Thomas Kinkade's paintings. Each is accompanied by three smaller pencil illustrations providing subplot information. Skillful but overly sentimental, the artwork will appeal to some and turn others away. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974199245
  • Publisher: Raven Tree Press,Csi
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Wonderland Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual: English-Spanish Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.33 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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  • Posted January 22, 2009

    young boy dreams about being a whale in the ocean

    A series of pictures is introduced by a 12-line poem 'Ocean Whisper.' The poem relates a young boy's dream that he is a whale cavorting with other whales in the ocean. The pictures are scenes from his dream. Dennis Rockhill, the illustrator, uses an artistic technique involving sketching and multiple layers of the scenes to create illustrations that capture the similar undersea world and world of a dream. A picture of whales and a fishbowl the young boy looks at in his bedroom as he is trying to fall asleep spur his dream. Ages 3-6.

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