Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier

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Open this book and walk along the ocean shore. If you look carefully, you might find all kinds of things. Some--like shells and sea glass--will be small enough to fit in your hand. Others--like the sun and the sky and the waves--will be too big to carry home. But no matter what your journey holds, you’ll soon discover that looking for the ocean’s treasures can be as important as finding them.
 

About Debra Frasier

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DEBRA FRASIER'S debut picture book, On the Day You Were Born, has become a perennial classic for welcoming new babies and celebrating families. Her other books include Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake, The Incredible Water Show, and Out of the Ocean. She was born and raised on the Atlantic coast of Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.www.debrafrasier.com
 
Published March 15, 1998 by Harcourt Children's Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When the little girl protests that those things are always there, her mom explains her secret—“the bigger the thing, the easier it is to forget to see it.” A photographic afterword explains the significance of the beachcombing finds that are pictured, from a wooden shoe to a glass float.

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My mother says you can ask the ocean to bring you something. If you look, she says, you might find it, begins this picture book tribute to the sea. While the child covets such tangible treasures

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Sea turtle tracks at dawn."" Frasier's (On the Day You Were Born) narrative sets the mother's rather impressionistic passages against the child's more grounded listing of the many ocean gifts the child collects.

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