Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 3—Lee's wordless picture book perfectly captures a child's day at the beach. Followed by a flock of seagulls, a girl runs delightedly to where waves break on the shore. She surveys the sea and together they begin a silent dance. She chases it as it recedes, runs from it as it surges, splashes in it when it calms, taunts it as it rises, and finally succumbs to it crashing down upon her and discovers what treasures the waves can bring. A panoramic trim size beautifully supports the expansiveness of the beach, and Lee uses the gutter to effectively represent the end of the shoreline—until the girl crosses that line. Loosely rendered charcoal and acrylic images curl and flow like water and reflect playfulness, especially in the facial and bodily expressions of the child and seagulls. The use of blue in an otherwise gray-toned world calls attention to the ocean, which rivals the girl as a main character in this story. Wave is best shared in small groups for the younger set, but also suited for solitary enjoyment by older children. A simple, well-crafted story of friendship.—Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, MD
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KIRKUS REVIEWS, STARRED REVIEW
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.
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.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
perfectly captures a child\'s day at the beach . A simple, well-crafted story of friendship.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
A book whose rewards multiply with rereading.
I LOVE this book and purchase it often to give as gifts to friends and family members when they have a baby.Published 1 month 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 2 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 3 months ago by Katie
An amazing book for all those that love the sea side and can 'dive into' a drawing.Published 7 months ago by hanalei rozen
beautifully illustrated and poetic, a non-ending tale about the a little girl engaging playfully the waves and the seaPublished 7 months ago by jp
My 27 month old son LOVES this book. No words just storytelling through the pictures.Published 9 months ago by MLB
Beautiful. Poignant. We bought this as a keepsake for our 2-year old granddaughter when we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary (sapphire) by all dressing in blue or white and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Diana Holbert