ISBN – (PB) 978-0-9835565-3-4, (Kindle) 978-0-9835565-4-1 • Paperback, Ebook* • Page Count – 32 • Size – 8.5 x 8.5 *Ebook available through Amazon.com for $3.99
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?
Washed Up in the Waves 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.