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Things in the Sea are Touching Me! by Linda Jane Keegan, illus. Minky Stapleton

March 9, 2019 Comments off

touching meThings in the Sea are Touching Me! by Linda Jane Keegan, illus. Minky Stapleton. Pub. Scholastic, 2019.

Ever go into the sea and things touch you in both shallow water or deeper water? It could be a crab it could be seaweed or something else.

Linda Jane Keegan’s rhyming text is witty and unforced as she describes a young girls experiences in the sea. Mum is there too of course and sun safety is adhered to.

Minky Stapleton’s illustrations are colourful and enhance the drama, with the eyes of the characters particularly expressive.

A good package this to talk about fears and experiences at the beach. Good read-a-loud for juniors.

Granny Grommet and Me by Dianne Wolfer and Karen Blair

December 28, 2012 Comments off

grommetGranny Grommet and Me by Dianne Wolfer, illus. Karen Blair. Pub. Walker books, 2013.

What’s a grommet you ask? Any surfer will tell you and so will this picture book so you better read it.

Granny and her three friends go surfing and snorkle diving. They each have their own colour plus wet suit, waterproof cap, snorkle and sunscreen.

While the oldies surf, the little boy who is unsure in the water waits with his dog on the beach. Granny comes ashore and helps her grandson to get used to the water and overcome his fears.

The oldies add fun to this story which will appeal to the adults, and that trusting friendship between old and young is wonderfully celebrated.

Karen Blair’s water colour illustrations overlayed by chinagraph pencils and acrylic paint, compliment the written text and enhance the humour and warmth of the story. The great Australian coastline is beautifully portrayed.

In the back are safety tips for going out in the sun and swimming and surfing in the sea.

A great addition for any home with primary children and school libraries.