The Seashore Book

by Charlotte Zolotow and Wendell Minor

To answer his question about the seashore, a little boy's mother invites him... read more

To answer his question about the seashore, a little boy's mother invites him to pretend to "pick up a stone washed smooth by the sea" and notice tiny oyster shells "crusty gray outside and smooth, pearly pink inside." By suggesting sensory ways to experience a specific place, Zolotow's affectionate text bids children to employ imagination to recapture experience and/or companionship. Minor's full-page illustrations for this lovely 11 3 x 9 3" book for all seasons were painted with gouache and watercolors on cold-press watercolor board. (Ages 3-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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