The Oyster's Secret

The Oyster's Secret


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612549675
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/2017
Pages: 27
Sales rank: 1,282,904
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Traci Dunham resides in Haddonfield, NJ with her husband and two daughters. She spends her summers at the Jersey Shore in Wildwood Crest. Growing up at the shore gave her the inspiration for this book. She hopes that young children who read her book will understand the Oyster's Secret, "that true beauty lies within."

Ever since she was a little girl,Hannah Tuohyknew she wanted to be an artist. In May 2012, she graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in graphic design emphasizing illustration. Since then she has illustrated eight children's books. Hannah currently lives and works in Charlottesville, VA with her husband Justin.

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The Oyster's Secret 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite In a delightful entry into the children's book market, debut author Traci Dunham has offered The Oyster's Secret. A lovely tale that reminds children not to judge based on how someone or something looks on the outside, the story follows a little oyster. He's not fancy, he can't do tricks while swimming about, but he is doing something very special as he sits quietly on his oyster bed. As several sea creatures, including an angelfish, jellyfish, dolphin, hammerhead shark, crab and blowfish, swim by to question exactly what he is doing, the oyster reassures them, "Don't worry about me, I'm making something beautiful you'll see." The Oyster's Secret is a beautifully illustrated work that imparts a sweet and important message for children: that you should not 'judge a book by its cover.' As all of the oyster's fancier friends show what they can do and talk to him about how they are more beautiful than him or can do many more things than him, we find that what oyster is doing on the inside of his shell is more spectacular and amazing than his friends could imagine. The story is written in a lovely rhyming verse that lends itself to a very enjoyable read. Author Traci Dunham has done a great job at presenting a beautiful looking book with a beautiful story as well. The Oyster's Secret will appeal to children from preschool through third grade as well as their caregivers. It's my pleasure to recommend this sweet book, and I certainly hope that Traci Dunham is hard at work on her next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. The story is a great reminder that we are all made special and we each have a unique gift inside of us
Anonymous More than 1 year ago