Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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.
About the Author
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.