Little Blue House Beside the Sea

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In Little Blue House Beside the Sea, a young child shares the indelible love she has for a house that rests high up on a hill near the seashore. She describes the lively, yet tranquil environment surrounding it – the flowers that provide nourishing nectar for the bees, the boats that drift slowly by, and the puffins who display their afternoon catch for all to see. She peers at the humpback whales who play out in the distance and the gorgeous glistening of the moon at night. The lighthouse towers shining brightly and the waves rising and falling in tumultuous rhythm both catch her attention, too. There is simply no other place she’d rather be than the little blue house beside the sea.

This is a beautifully illustrated picture book with a welcoming aura of simplicity. The contentment the young girl feels at the special place near the sea is palpable. With the exception of the very first spread, she is alone throughout the story. Nature is her company; in it, she basks. Given she appears to be no older than eight or nine, her solitude adds a mysterious edge, leading readers to question where her parents might be. This text is ideal for lessons involving inquiry as well as those concerning rhyme and other notable literary features. Interestingly, the author shares at the end what inspired her to write this thoughtful story.

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Author Jo Ellen Bogart
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 32 pages
Publish Date 2020-09-15
ISBN 9780884486718
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Issue October 2020
Category Children's


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