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Off to See the Sea

Written by Nikki Grimes & illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
5.13 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon comes an adventurous bath time story.

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The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.0 / 7.0

The story starts with a rhyme that trips off the tongue so naturally that it catches you off guard that it’s not a rhyming book. But after you figure that out, you can enjoy the poetic, but not rhyming, style of the story that makes quite an adventure of bath time. The cut paper illustrations are original and terrific.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.25 / 7.0

Gorgeous illustrations, and a fun bathtime adventure showcasing the joy imagination brings to every childhood activity.

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Who Wrote Off to See the Sea

Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book, What is Goodbye?, the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

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Who Illustrated Off to See the Sea

Elizabeth Zunon

Elizabeth Zunon was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in on the Ivory Coast of West Africa. As a little girl, she loved to draw, paint, make up dances, and play dress-up, and as she grew up, she didn’t really change! Elizabeth now lives in Albany where she explores a multicultural world though painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Visit her at

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Nikki Grimes's Book Dedication

For Corban Bates, whose boisterous spirit can hardly be contained

Elizabeth Zunon's Book Dedication

For Connor and Nolan!

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 2021
Illustration Details:
The full color art was created using oil and acrylic paint with cut paper collage, marker and gel pen.

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