One Small Place by the Sea by Barbara Brenner, Tom Leonard
At the seashore . . .
High tide rushes in to fill a sandy basin with water. At first glance, it may seem like an ordinary puddle. But look again. Do you spy the ochre sea star or the tentacles of the giant green anemones? Look even closer. Now can you see the hermit crabs and turban snails, the barnacles and periwinkles?
In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains the recurring formation of tide pools and the remarkable interdependence of their creatures. Tom Leonard's brilliant illustrations take you underwater to a secret world. His detailed, lifelike depictions of sculpins and mussels, algae and seaweed, show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places.
So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for many things.
Barbara Brenner's curiosity about the world ranges far and wide. Her interests are reflected in the wide scope of her quality fiction and nonfiction. Some of her best-selling titles include Wagon Wheels and Voices: Poetry and Art from Around the World, which was an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. One Small Place in a Tree is a companion book to the striking One Small Place by the Sea. Barbara Brenner lives with her husband, artist Fred Brenner, in Hawley, Pennsylvania.