The Seashore Book

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"What is the seashore like?" a little boy asks, so his mother brings to life for him the simple beauty of the beach: the whiteness of a gull's feather; the peppermint feel of cold water on his toes; the slow change of light over sand and sea as the sun sets, and the swishswashing of the waves lulling the little boy to sleep.

Charlotte Zolotow's affectionate text and Wendell Minor's stunning paintings immerse the reader in a tender world of ...

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Overview

"What is the seashore like?" a little boy asks, so his mother brings to life for him the simple beauty of the beach: the whiteness of a gull's feather; the peppermint feel of cold water on his toes; the slow change of light over sand and sea as the sun sets, and the swishswashing of the waves lulling the little boy to sleep.

Charlotte Zolotow's affectionate text and Wendell Minor's stunning paintings immerse the reader in a tender world of sensory pleasures and evoke the rhythm of a perfect day at the seashore.

Author Biography:

Charolotte Zolotow author, editor, publisher, and educator — has one of the most distinguished reputations In the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books for young children, many of which — Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll, for example — have become picture-book classics.Winner of the EPA's 2001 Jeremiah Ludington Award

A mother's words help a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he's never seen the ocean.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Zolotow's words have a special lilt that lingers long ater the book is closed.
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064433648
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Wendell Minor has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Sierra by Diane Siebert, Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, and America the Beautiful, based on the poem by Katharine Lee Bates. Mr. Minor's art has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Norman Rockwell Museum, among other prestigious institutions. He lives in rural Connecticut with his wife and their two cats, Cindercat and Sofie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    AWESOME Book!!!!!!!!! so descriptive!!!!!!!!!!short and fun.

    five star!!!!!!!!!!!
    *****

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