The Seaside Switch by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

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A follow-up to the popular The Sunset Switch, The Seaside Switch artfully investigates the high-tide and low-tide cycle of the ocean's shore. This innovative picture book concept focuses on how the tides affect different sea and sand creatures. As the tide rolls up the shore, each takes its moment in the spotlight. From gulls feasting at low tide, to mussels opening to eat at high tide, The Seaside Switch is a beautiful cycle of taking turns. Throughout it all, a curious little boy pokes, prods, investigates, and sketches the wonders he sees. The book is also a celebration of senses, as sight, sound, scent, touch, and taste are all engaged in various passages of the text. The sun's and moon's roles in the changing of the tides is subtly touched upon in the text, without heavy scientific explanations. The simple refrain, pulled by the moon and sun introduces and reinforces this planetary connection to the young audience.

About Kathleen V. Kudlinski

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Kathleen Kudlinski is an award-winning writer of nonfiction books for children. She has authored three books for NorthWord. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut Illustrator Lindy Burnett's work is stunning. She beautifully portrays the changing scene and changing position of the sun. Her gorgeous settings and specific details bring the reader right to the water's edge. Ms. Burnett lives in Georgia.
Published May 1, 2007 by Cooper Square Publishing Llc. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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