S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet: A Beach Alphabet

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The tickle of sand on the bottom of bare feet... the taste of salt from a spray of water... the rumble-roar as waves come ashore. These are just a few of the many sensory experiences a day at the beach can bring. S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet uses a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode in this celebration of the beach and seaside life. From a walk down the boardwalk to collecting sea glass to imagining the life of a shell's former occupant, poet Richard Michelson reminds beach-lovers ...
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Overview

The tickle of sand on the bottom of bare feet... the taste of salt from a spray of water... the rumble-roar as waves come ashore. These are just a few of the many sensory experiences a day at the beach can bring. S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet uses a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode in this celebration of the beach and seaside life. From a walk down the boardwalk to collecting sea glass to imagining the life of a shell's former occupant, poet Richard Michelson reminds beach-lovers of all ages the many reasons why we're drawn to the shore.
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Children's Literature - Carol Mitchell
S is for Sea Glass takes readers on a poetic journey through a visit to the beach. The author uses a variety of poetic formats, such as rhyming verse, free verse, haikus, and two-voice poems. The poems are lyrical, interesting and introduce vocabulary that might be new to some younger readers, like “N is for Nautilus.” Some poems are light-hearted or humorous, such as “F is for Flip-Flops.” Others are reflective, for example in “O is for Ocean”, the author describes the ocean as being “full of emotion” with waves reflecting “its hope and fears.” The author’s love of the beach and concern about its conservation and the creatures of the sea are revealed in many of the poems. It feels as if the reader is being scolded at times, like when the second-to-last line of “G is for Gull,” states “But gulls don’t leave their trash behind.” The poems are paired with beautiful watercolor illustrations that will help readers feel as if they have indeed spent a day at the beach. Reviewer: Carol Mitchell; Ages 6 to 8.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585368624
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 476,512
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    This is a beautiful, lyrical book about the beach that children

    This is a beautiful, lyrical book about the beach that children of all ages will love to explore. Richard Michelson makes use of many types of verse from ballad to haiku and free verse to lure the reader to the seashore. The verse lulls and lures the reader back to the shore prompting the senses to remember the sights and sounds the beach makes as we take an A to Z walk. Doris Ettlinger's magnificent watercolors compliment the verse and bring the beach alive in all its splendor. The flow of the verse is perfect and kept me moving through the book waiting for yet another surprise to remind me of my own days at the beach. This would be an excellent addition to any library or classroom shelf!




    Quill says: This is a wonderful A to Z book that's perfect to share with your youngster who loves the seashore!

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