Saturday, May 1, 2010

Book Review: The Big Big Sea

The Big Big SeaThe Big Big Sea by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Jennifer Eachus

I'm so very sorry this book is out of print (and apparently outrageously expensive). I was lucky enough to receive a copy from PaperBackSwap.com. Martin Waddell is the author of the Little Bear books we already love. This book is just as wonderful. In it, a young girl and her mother walk to the beach and play in the ocean on a summer night, illuminated by the moon.

Originally, I was most attracted to the illustrations. When I first read it, First Daughter was about 18 months old and I was convinced she looked just like the little girl in the pictures. Now, reading it anew, I think Second Daughter looks the part even more. There are a few particularly lovely two page spreads. My favorite shows the little girl gazing up at the moon with the ocean in the background.

And Mama said to me,
"Remember this time.
It's the way life should be."
Oh yes, it is!

3 comments:

  1. I'm going to add you to my list of blogs if you don't mind, I really enjoy what you have to say, and am always looking for other moms who have great Catholic (and other) resources. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Monica, how sweet! I love to have new readers, especially those with young kids who will comment with more books we should read. (Hint, hint!) ;-) Your Gemma looks so sweet. My girls (3 and 20 months) also love the counting bears. I often pull them out when I need a distraction during my son's lessons.

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