Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

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Coombs punctuates her sweeping, lullaby-like poems about the ocean with surprising personification and unexpected imagery. "My name's Frank Hermit, " says a hermit crab, a seaside real estate agent. "I have listings for periwinkles, / whelks, and wentletraps;/ turbans, tops, and moon shells;/ a palatial conch, perhaps?" She describes a jellyfish in short, lush lines: "Deep water shimmers./ A wind-shape passes, / kimono trailing." So's watercolor spreads are supple and filled with life fish cluster around the "wide green map/ on Sea Turtle's back, " while a gulper eel is entwined with a dragonlike oarfish. Like the tide that repeats, "I was here, / wasss here/ wasssss here..." the evocative descriptions and images echo and linger. Ages 4 -8.
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  • Age Group
    6 to 8 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Grade Level
    K-2
  • Theme
    Stories & Classics
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Sub-Theme 2
    Earth Sciences | Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
  • Author
    Coombs, Kate
  • AR Level
    4.1
  • Pages
    36
  • Publication Date
    3/14/2012
  • Publisher
    Chronicle Books LLC
  • Dimensions
    0.5 H x 9.8 L x 10.2 W
  • Dewey
    36529
  • Weight
    0.95 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9780811872843
  • ISBN-10
    081187284X
  • Item #
    36529
Coombs punctuates her sweeping, lullaby-like poems about the ocean with surprising personification and unexpected imagery. "My name's Frank Hermit, " says a hermit crab, a seaside real estate agent. "I have listings for periwinkles, / whelks, and wentletraps;/ turbans, tops, and moon shells;/ a palatial conch, perhaps?" She describes a jellyfish in short, lush lines: "Deep water shimmers./ A wind-shape passes, / kimono trailing." So's watercolor spreads are supple and filled with life fish cluster around the "wide green map/ on Sea Turtle's back, " while a gulper eel is entwined with a dragonlike oarfish. Like the tide that repeats, "I was here, / wasss here/ wasssss here..." the evocative descriptions and images echo and linger. Ages 4 -8.

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