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Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Hello Ocean

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Other authors: Mark Astrella (Illustrator)

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Hello Ocean tells a story of a girl who spends the day at the beach. The reader follows her adventure as she plays and explores. I liked this book for a few reasons. First, the illustrations were beautiful and captivating. The illustrator created hyper-realistic pictures to go along with the story, which really improved and made the book better. Second, the language and writing of this book was very clear and concise. When I read Hello Ocean, I felt like I had been transported to the beach because the writing was so descriptive. "I hear the ocean, a lion's roar, crashing rumors towards the shore, water shushing and rushing in, then whispering back to the sea again." Lastly, I enjoyed this book because the author paid special attention to the five senses. She includes sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch to help the readers understand what going to the beach is like. For a child who has never been to the beach, this book would take them there and for children who have, this book would be a friendly reminder. ( )
  CassieLThompson | Sep 21, 2016 |
A trip to the ocean can bring out all the sense at once. From the way it looks, tastes, feels and smells. This book is so descriptive on each sense to the point that the reader is transported to the scenes in each page of the book. Any grade level can relate to the story and pictures.

The elements from this book would be the senses and figurative language. Students often struggle how to use figurative language in their writing, but this book can give them great examples to use with each sense. Lower grades will be using the senses and they can understand by looking through the book and reading what each sense does, how and how it is described. ( )
  kimgalv | Sep 3, 2016 |
(for the Children's group). It took me too long to figure out the allusion to 'the five of me.' If a lucky child has been to the seashore, s/he'll be able to relive the experience through this girl's sharing - if not, this book will give the child the dream of going there someday. Lovely. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I would use this book in a first to second grade classroom to introduce many things including: senses, poetic devices, plot, senses, imagery, and Spanish. Maybe a 1/2 split class. I would use this book in this age range because of its ability to be used to introduce personal narratives to the classroom, its dual language on each page, and use of senses. It is also a good book to use when demonstrating a plot diagram to the classes, teaching different languages, and having students create lists for each sense. ( )
  Amanda11 | Feb 15, 2016 |
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Age Group: Kinder-3rd
Summary: This book tells about a little girls love of the ocean and it brings you through her day at the beach. It is told in a sort of poetic verse.
  ecarlson2014 | Oct 21, 2015 |
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This is great book to use with preschool children. The rhyming rhythmic structure makes it fun to read and delightful for children to here. The illustrations are absolutely brightly realistic and look as if their ns of coming out of the book. Her descriptions of the ocean can provide lots discussion and open ended questions with young children.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881069884, Paperback)

Spend a day at the beach, and take in the ocean through the senses of sight, hearing, feeling, taste, and smell in this lively romp through sand and waves. Glorious illustrations of water, sun, and sky accompany brief, evocative verses, making this a perfect keepsake of a seaside vacation or a striking introduction to the pleasures of a day by the ocean.

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Using rhyming text, a child describes the wonder of the ocean experienced through each of her five senses.

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3 editions of this book were published by Charlesbridge.

Editions: 0881069884, 1570913722, 0881069876

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