Wave

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Year: 2008
ISBN: 9780811859240
Pages:   40

An intrepid little girl faces the ocean for perhaps the first time. She has a seagull crew to back her up. As the wave rolls toward them, it causes a bit of alarm to her and the gulls. She roars back to it, and it retreats to gather strength, rolling back in a little stronger and bigger each time until it clobbers her with water. As the wave recedes, she discovers many wonderful treasures left behind. This might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Beautiful illustrations tell the wordless story of a little girl learning the nature of the ocean and exploring the relationship on her own. The seagulls make a fun and harmonious group of participants and observers with their own reactions to the fun and silliness between the water and the wader. It has a sense of peace, joy, and interaction between nature and child that pulls at one to take a wild adventure of one's own to the shore.