A follow-up to the popular The Sunset Switch, The Seaside Switch artfully investigates the high-tide and low-tide cycle of the ocean's shore. This innovative picture book concept focuses on how the tides affect different sea and sand creatures. As the tide rolls up the shore, each takes its moment in the spotlight. From gulls feasting at low tide, to mussels opening to eat at high tide, The Seaside Switch is a beautiful cycle of taking turns. Throughout it all, a curious little boy pokes, prods, investigates, and sketches the wonders he sees. The book is also a celebration of senses, as sight, sound, scent, touch, and taste are all engaged in various passages of the text. The sun's and moon's roles in the changing of the tides is subtly touched upon in the text, without heavy scientific explanations. The simple refrain, pulled by the moon and sun introduces and reinforces this planetary connection to the young audience.