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Wave Hardcover – April 16, 2008
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
In a story of small events, Lee portrays a universal childhood experience of carefree adventure. She evokes the little girl's un-self-conscious joy and elicits tender amusement from the reader.
KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
A book whose rewards multiply with rereading.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
perfectly captures a child\'s day at the beach . A simple, well-crafted story of friendship.
In 40 wordless pages, Lee captures the fascination, awe and ongoing sense of wonder that the ocean inspires in each of us, no matter how old.
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Top Customer Reviews
I love this one. Very simple and easy to follow.
Some people object to wordless picture books on principle, because they are unfamiliar with them. This is what I have to say to that:
Wordless picture books are PERFECT for pre-readers. It gives them the ability to read a book - REALLY own the experience instead of just "playing" as they must do when they can't understand the words - on their own. It gives them practice in putting together stories and working out details from context. And it allows them to be the expert at some activity that is usually restricted to adults and older children in their life - reading a book.
By that same token, they are also ideal for early readers. It's non-threatening, and yet it's still a way to practice following a storyline. Reading is more than just mechanically putting together sounds and reciting them, after all. Many people are impressed by a five year old who can say, word-perfect, some complex piece he or she "reads" from a page, but later they find out that the child has no idea what they just read and wasn't thinking of reading as an exercise in gleaning meaning from text, but merely as reciting memorized sounds and letter combinations. Working out the story for themselves from a book with no words is a wonderful way to practice this sort of "reading for meaning".
But what of the child who stumbles in reading? Well, the child who stumbles when reading but can tell you WHAT they read is light-years ahead of the one who sounds pretty but doesn't grasp the meaning.Read more ›
This book makes me want to go to the beach. It conjures up my own memories of my childhood, and makes me reminisce about the innocence of childhood and the magic of the ocean. Accessible to children and parents of many cultures and languages and accessible to children who can't yet read or who are struggling with reading, I give Wave my highest recommendation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best children's books I've seen in a long time. There are no words, but the illustrations are perfect.Published 4 months ago by W. Leavitt
I LOVE this book and purchase it often to give as gifts to friends and family members when they have a baby.Published 10 months ago by Rita Coury
My 3 year old loves this book. She has never seen waves on the sea, but she is interseted in a flowing stream of all inland waters -creeks, lakes and rivers- she saw. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Grace Pyo-eun Pak
It's a pretty picture story. Nice to have in a collection for a book nook for quiet reflection and enjoyment of all ages.Published 12 months ago by Katie