Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

by on April 3rd, 2013
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Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading lots of verse for children.  A new book of poems all by Kate Coombs entitled Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems will appeal to children who love the beach.  The author grew up near the Pacific Ocean in California and she started collecting shells and writing poems as a child.  This is her first book of poetry and she has included over twenty poems celebrating the ocean in all its mystery, power, depth and beauty.  Jellyfish, coral, a sea turtle, a blue whale, old driftwood, seagulls and shells are all subjects of her verse.  The illustrations are vivid and beautiful.  Meilo So created the artwork for the text using pen and ink, brush drawing, gouache, and watercolors.  Water Sings the Blues was an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book selection for 2013.  Don’t wait to go to a sandy beach this summer–go to the shore now as you use your imagination sharing these rhyming poems with a young child.

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