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It's a Seashell Day by Dianne Ochiltree
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It's a Seashell Day

by Dianne Ochiltree

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It's a Seashell day is a lovely picture book that any kid between the ages of 3 and 7 would love. Dianne Ochiltree crafts a simple and sweet rhyming story that teaches small children to count from 1 to 10. The learning experience does not stop there, though; Ochiltree incorporates information about mollusks and seashells in a comprehensible manner for the young readers. The illiustrations by Elliot Kreloff are cute and the choice of bright, warm colors add a nice touch to this delightful picture book.

I am glad for having won this picture book through First Reads at Goodreads! I would like to thank Dianne Ochiltree for providing a copy of the book. ( )
  DoctorFate | Jul 29, 2015 |
(ARC was provided to read and review.)

The little boy has a blissful day with his mother at the beach, collecting all sorts of shells of different shapes and sizes. He learns, that when he presses certain shells on his ear, he can hear the ocean.
Then the shells are counted - one to ten - at the shore and a second time at home, and the whole text is in cheerful rhymes, which makes it for children far more easy to remember.

But there is more. At home the wee boy makes a display with his shells and we learn the different names and what they look like. The last page of the book looks at what's inside the shell and how do they live?

Overall a lovely picture book, not just for days at the seaside, but to help along with early counting and to still the curiosity of the young shell collector. ( )
  MasterReadersBooks | May 1, 2015 |
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"Rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will learn about a variety of shells and count along with the boy as he totals up his collection, puts his shells away, and then drifts off into a well-earned bedtime. A spread of seashell facts caps off the story"--… (more)

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