Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan

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"Hello, ocean,
my old best friend."

Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. HELLO OCEAN is a joy-filled and playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach.

Crisp, realistic illustrations fill the pages with the rush of surf and the warmth of sun-baked sand. The sights and smells and sensations of the ocean become vividly clear in these beautifully rendered paintings.
 

About Pam Munoz Ryan

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Pam Muñoz Ryan is a native of California. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees at San Diego State University and she worked as a bilingual teacher and an early childhood administrator before dedicating herself full-time to writing. She wrote her first book at the age of 32 at the encouragement of a friend. She has written many picture books for young children and novels for older students. Pam lives in California with her husband and four children. She often speaks at schools and conferences about writing and literacy.
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An eloquent tribute to the wonders of the sea, also functioning on a more pragmatic level as an introduction to the five senses.

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This rhyming picture book about the pleasures of a day at the beach gets off to a rocky start. Hello, ocean,/ my old best friend./ I'm here,/ with the five of me, again! read the opening lines, bu

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Esperanza Rising) descriptions of the seaside are strongest when she sticks to concrete examples of the child's experience: the look of ""amber seaweed,/ speckled sand,/ bubbly waves that kiss the land"" and the feel of ""squishy,/ sandy,/ soggy ground,/ slippery seaweed that wraps around."" Her ...

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Relayed in Spanish as well as English, this rhyming picture book pays tribute to the pleasures of a day at the beach.

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