Winner of the Florida Book Awards' Gold/Reichert Award!
Sunny-as-a-summer-sky rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will learn about a variety of shells and count along with the boy as he totals up his collection, puts his shells away, and then drifts off into a well-earned bedtime. A spread of seashell facts caps off the story.
This captivating, narrative nonfiction title featuring nature and counting is an ideal fit for home, preschool and kindergarten bookshelves. Pair it with the author’s beloved It’s a Firefly Night for a delightful day-to-night duo.
|Publisher:||Blue Apple Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Dianne Ochiltree: Dianne Ochiltree grew up in a family that loved nature, animals, and books. She teaches writing in schools and has authored several math-orientated picture books. Take a look at her great-for-kids-parents-teachers-and-retailers website at www.ochiltreebooks.com
Elliot Kreloff: Elliot Kreloff has lent his dazzling talents as author and illustrator to many acclaimed children's books. He is also Blue Apple Books' Associate Publisher and Creative Director.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For some of us out there (quite a lot of us parents, actually), we love to see children’s books. With the world of gaming and computers and cell phones, it almost feels as if that extremely special part of our world has disappeared. That part that was all about sitting with our children in a quiet room and having ‘together’ time; or at night, when the teeth were brushed and the moon was rising and we sat on our child’s bed to snuggle up and read them a bedtime story. Even I, at this age, remember those moments with my mother, and also take great pride in knowing that with my daughter, that tradition was passed on. This new, beautifully illustrated book, is a true treasure that a whole lot of parents will be wanting (and can’t afford to miss). This is the wonderful story of a child and mommy who spend that quality time together on a warm beach, relaxing while taking a vacation from the hectic world, and gathering seashells. The child is all about discovery, wondering why each and every shell (like snowflakes) possess different qualities. They find out that certain, unique shells are the homes to tiny creatures, while others possess the power that when you place them to your ear, you can hear the mighty roar of the ocean echo from deep inside. With each new page, the light grows brighter in the child’s eyes from the absolute fun to be had on this beautiful warm day by the ocean. Spending time with Mommy (and pet pup, of course), brand new things are learned and a pretty special family memory that they will one day pass on to their own child is had. Not only is math offered up as an educational tool in this fun story, but the author has also given an education to readers regarding everything from a Scallop shell to a Conch shell, so your child can learn exciting things and imagine enjoying their own day on a sandy beach, gathering up their own special prizes, and having a wonderful family moment they will never forget. Quill says: A charming story that warms both heart and soul. Add this one to your home library.