Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs

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Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With watercolors gorgeous enough to wade in by award-winning artist Meilo So and playful, moving poems by Kate Coombs, Water Sings Blue evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.
 

About Kate Coombs

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Kate Coombs grew up near the Pacific Ocean in Southern California and started collecting shells and writing poems as a child. Meilo So lives in the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland.
 
Published July 6, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 36 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twenty-three poems and evocative watercolor paintings pay tribute to the wonders of the ocean world.

Mar 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

Publishers Weekly

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Coombs punctuates her sweeping, lullaby-like poems about the ocean with surprising personification and unexpected imagery. “My name’s Frank Hermit,” says a hermit crab, a seaside real estate agent. “I

Feb 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

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“I have listings for periwinkles,/ whelks, and wentletraps;/ turbans, tops, and moon shells;/ a palatial conch, perhaps?” She describes a jellyfish in short, lush lines: “Deep water shimmers./ A wind-shape passes,/ kimono trailing.” So’s watercolor spreads are supple and filled with lif...

Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

A Patchwork of Books

It’s absolutely absurd.So you take a gene and I don’t… this is a hypothetical thing, take a gene out of a shark, stick it into a salmon and get the salmon suddenly in a holding tank to grow six times faster, into these giant salmon.

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Youth Services Book Review

I would put this in the poetry section and highlight it during nNational Poetry Month and during the summer months.

May 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

PreS-Gr 3—Hear the subtle susurration of the surf against the sand. Smell the sun-kissed tide pools. Feel the spines of a sea urchin. Set sail on a sea of words. This collection of poems (Chronicle, 2012) is awash with images that call to mind a visit t

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

PreS-Gr 3—Hear the subtle susurration of the surf against the sand. Smell the sun-kissed tide pools. Feel the spines of a sea urchin. Set sail on a sea of words. This collection of poems (Chronicle, 2012) is awash with images that call to mind a visit t

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

PreS-Gr 3—Hear the subtle susurration of the surf against the sand. Smell the sun-kissed tide pools. Feel the spines of a sea urchin. Set sail on a sea of words. This collection of poems (Chronicle, 2012) is awash with images that call to mind a visit t

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Water Sings Blue

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