Seashells by the Seashore

Seashells by the Seashore


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Discover natural treasures at the beach! Seashells were the homes of sea creatures, now washed ashore. They are works of art, waiting to be admired and identified. This book introduces young children to ten common shells and offers a hands-on lesson in nature's simple wonders, as they walk the beach counting and naming these beautiful shells.

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ISBN-13: 9781584690344
Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 211,696
Product dimensions: 10.36(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Seashells by the Seashore 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DawnPub on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Charmingly written by Marianne Berkes and featuring the artwork of Robert Noreika, Seashells by the Seashore is a beautifully illustrated color picturebook story, written in simple rhyming verse, about a young girl who combs the beach collecting various and fascinating different shells. The importance of conservation and living in harmony with nature is alluded to, in a wonderful, very highly recommended picturebook story that comes with a tear-out seashell identification card for budding collectors." ---Midwest Book Review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story about collecting shells for Grandma's birthday. Learning about various shells with more information at the end of the book. I love how she combines science and nature, and the watercolor paintings give an ocean feel. It is a lovely story about children thinking of their grandmother, who can no longer walk the beach collecting shells with them, so the children are bringing the beach to her now.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Two months ago, I took my four-year-old son to the beach.  He collected shells.  A lot of shells.  Some of the less disgusting ones made it home.  For two months, I dried them out in the garage.  And then, a few days ago, my son and I made a beach collage.  That collage recalled this book.  I first encountered Seashells by the Seashore about seven years ago.  I was working as an assistant children's librarian at the time.  In Florida.  Marianne Berkes was the guest for a special summer program.  Long tables had been set up along one side of the room.  When Marianne arrived, the tables were covered with all different types of shells.  This was the first book she presented that day.  I also think it was the first book she wrote.  As she read the book, she held up the corresponding shells.  The children (all 100 or so of them) were entranced.  This was in Florida.  These kids had grown up with seashells, seen them all their young lives, and yet after Seashells by the Seashore, the kids were looking at shells in a new light.  Good books can do that. The illustrations for this book were rendered in watercolor, so that have an open, loose, "beachy" feel.  The seashells, however, are more detailed and therefore more easily recognizable.  I live in South Carolina now.  About an hour from the ocean, so we don't go to the beach very often.  My son can recognize his shells in this book.  Good illustrations can do that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Book, very information. Wouldn't rely on this seller to send something on time.