Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Book Review: Washed Up in the Waves

Title: Washed up in the Waves
Author: Margo Solod 
Page Count: 32 pages
Publisher: Harbour Books
My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars
Release Date: February 10th 2016
Source: Goodreads Giveaway

There is so much I could say about this book. Honestly the rhymes are really good, and will take you back to your childhood. They will transport you back to a time you were on the beach. Although some times it is a bit over done. 

The author is able to balance beautiful words with fun rhymes and pictures that will make kids enjoy reading it. Some of the words were a little challenging for a children's book. It is obvious the Author has a good grasp on the english language but I am unsure a child will be able to understood all the words. 

Overall this is a great book. I really loved this book! 


As you walk the sandy beaches and gaze out to sea, do you ever wonder what the inhabitants of the coastal community might have to say about themselves? The clams and crabs, the birds and star fish, the flounder, the shark, and the whale-what might they say to an inquisitive child? This book is a classic poetic response to just those questions. 

Lyrical and funny, poet/author Margo Solod first wrote the collection of seaside poetry for her nephew and now shares them with a world full of young exploratory beach dwellers. To help young imaginations soar, illustrator Bruce Macdonald created pen and pastel artwork of the sea creatures for each poem. 

Whether read to a child or read by a child, the poems and pictures portray the sea creatures' stories, not deep like the ocean, just teaching in a humorously gentle way about the moon and the tides retreating to reveal a trove of ocean dwellers-where they live, what they might do, and what they might eat. It's all uncommonly tasteful, in language children love.

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All pictures, opinions and thoughts are my own. 

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