Whether it’s a treasure hunt on Jewell Island, Maine, a sunny afternoon on the rocks at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, or a dip in the ocean on Prince Edward Island, life by the sea is fun. This gloriously illustrated picture book is a celebration of all things coastal: humpback whales, teeming wildlife, and most of all, people who make their homes by the ocean. Seaside life is shown in twenty-six magnificent illustrations. The alliterative text and the detailed notes at the back make the book as informative as it is beautiful. For those lucky enough to have visited the coast, as well as those who only dream of the sea, this book is a feast for the eyes and for the spirit.
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Donna Grassby trained as a nurse in her native Nova Scotia. Although she now lives near Toronto, she returns to her beloved Atlantic Coast every year. A Seaside Alphabet is her first book.
New Jersey born Susan Tooke is a talented and versatile artist who creates painted murals, landscapes, and portraits, as well as digital imaging montages. Her works have been exhibited across North America and can be found in collections in California, Washington, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Alabama. This is her first picture book.
Gr 1-3-With paintings of northern Atlantic coastal scenes and the popular visual-puzzle concept, this alphabet book invites readers to ferret out objects, colors, and slogans that match each page's letter. The text provides alliterative phrases. For example, "Quiet craft queue in Passamaquoddy Bay," "Titanic treasures tossed in by the tides thrill tourists." The realistic paintings portray a variety of waterfronts full of human activity and wildlife. A key at the end gives clues to each letter's visual elements. Another alphabetical afternote provides background for each painting, and a final listing gives the exact location of each scene. A regional book that will have broader interest, this title is appropriate for a wide range of libraries, particularly those with a demand for more books depicting coastal habitats.-Sue Sherif, Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, AK
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Book Description Tundra Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Susan Tooke (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0887765165
Book Description Tundra Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0887765165
Book Description Tundra Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110887765165