Dive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. <p/>Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach. <p/> Crisp, realistic illustrations fill the pages with the rush of surf and the warmth of sun-baked sand. The sights and smells and sensations of the sea become vividly clear in these beautifully rendered paintings.
Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel, <i>Echo</i>, as well as the NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, <i>Echo</i>, <i>Esperanza Rising</i>, <i>The Dreamer</i>, <i>Riding Freedom</i>, <i>Becoming Naomi Léon</i>, and <i>Paint the Wind</i>, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include <i>Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride</i> and <i>When Marian Sang</i>, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and <i>Tony Baloney</i>, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.