Once upon a Tide

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Down by the seashore Bess and I stood on the sand and looked at the sky.

Tony Mitton and Selina Young have stitched together a charming seafaring adventure for young children in this bedtime treasure.
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Overview

Down by the seashore Bess and I stood on the sand and looked at the sky.

Tony Mitton and Selina Young have stitched together a charming seafaring adventure for young children in this bedtime treasure.
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Children's Literature
Two youngsters use their imagination to enjoy an exciting adventure by the seashore. They build a boat, stitch a sail, and launch it after acquiring a compass and chart. "Over the ocean / Bess and I / sailed to the place / where sea meets sky." They come to the island marked on the chart and dig up a treasure chest. Chased by pirates and saved by a whale, they reach shore. There they build a shack and make it their home, to live there "forevermore." Their imagination even extends to six children "sitting round our knees," to whom they can tell the story. There is a sweetness to Young's sketchy, double-page line and watercolor illustrations as she supplies all the contextual details beyond the small verses. Pigtailed Bess and her shorter narrator friend demonstrate their carpentry on a typical beach coast. A perky gull keeps watch and follows them on their journey. Lots of cloudy blue skies and green-tinted ocean make a fine setting for the boat and its patchy red sails. The fairy-tale "happy ever after" ending then returns them on the final page to the empty beach as they gaze out over the water together. 2004, A David Fickling Book/Random House Children's Books, and Ages 3 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Two children build a boat, picnic, find a treasure map and sail to a pirates' island. They get chased by pirates and saved by a whale, and end up back at their beach. Once there, they decide to build a home out of the boat and stay forever. The simple rhyming text is illustrated with cheerful cartoons predominated by sea green and blue watercolor washes-the whole effectively conjuring up seaside memories. There are plenty of picture books on the beach and ocean, etc., and this one is not unique, but it has a nice feel about it. A satisfying imaginative adventure, perfect for summer storytimes.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385751001
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.54 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children.
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