cover image To the Sea

To the Sea

Callie Grant, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau. Graham Blanchard (STL, dist.), $8.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-9897949-4-7

A child spends a day at the beach in typical activities%E2%80%94observing sea birds and fish, splashing in the water, making sand castles%E2%80%94which provides the occasion for a simple lesson about the day that God has made. Grant is subtle about the religious message of the text, though her rhymes are occasionally uninspired (%E2%80%9CThe waves still come. And still they come!/ Where does all this water come from?%E2%80%9D). Tugeau%E2%80%99s illustrations make the book, their soft blue-and-brown palette and long wavy lines perfect for rendering the seashore. Up to age 5. Illustrator%E2%80%99s agency: Tugeau2. (May)