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Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With watercolors gorgeous enough to wade in by award-winning artist Meilo So and playful, moving poems by Kate Coombs, Water Sings Blue evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.

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"Coombs punctuates her sweeping, lullaby-like poems about the ocean with surprising personification and unexpected imagery. 'My name's Frank Hermit,' says a hermit crab, a seaside real estate agent. 'I have listings for periwinkles,/ whelks, and wentletraps;/ turbans, tops, and moon shells;/ a palatial conch, perhaps?' She describes a jellyfish in short, lush lines: 'Deep water shimmers./ A wind-shape passes,/ kimono trailing.' So's watercolor spreads are supple and filled with life — fish cluster around the 'wide green map/ on Sea Turtle's back,' while a gulper eel is entwined with a dragonlike oarfish. Like the tide that repeats, 'I was here,/ wasss here/ wasssss here...' the evocative descriptions and images echo and linger. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Kate Coombs grew up near the Pacific Ocean in Southern California and started collecting shells and writing poems as a child.

Meilo So lives in the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland.

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Gold Gato, November 16, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
A shipwreck in the locker of Davy Jones sounds yearning...a jellyfish drifts by, "kimono trailing"...a seagull gets compared to an earth-bound beagle. These are some of the lovely images contained in this book of children's poetry by Kate Coombs. I enjoyed them all. The watercolours by Meilo So are shimmering. I would recommend this to parents who like to read with their kids or simply want easy poems for wee ones to learn.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811872843
Author:
Coombs, Kate
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Author:
So, Meilo
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10 x 0.5 in 0.96 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 36 pages Chronicle Books (CA) - English 9780811872843 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Coombs punctuates her sweeping, lullaby-like poems about the ocean with surprising personification and unexpected imagery. 'My name's Frank Hermit,' says a hermit crab, a seaside real estate agent. 'I have listings for periwinkles,/ whelks, and wentletraps;/ turbans, tops, and moon shells;/ a palatial conch, perhaps?' She describes a jellyfish in short, lush lines: 'Deep water shimmers./ A wind-shape passes,/ kimono trailing.' So's watercolor spreads are supple and filled with life — fish cluster around the 'wide green map/ on Sea Turtle's back,' while a gulper eel is entwined with a dragonlike oarfish. Like the tide that repeats, 'I was here,/ wasss here/ wasssss here...' the evocative descriptions and images echo and linger. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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