A young boy, who has never seen the sea, asks his mother to describe it. From there, Zolotow carefully chooses her words to create a poem full of the colors, sounds, and sights of a day at the beach. Minor's softly detailed renderings reinforce the gentle mood. 'SLJ. [Zolotow's] words have a special lilt that lingers long after the book is closed. 'NYT.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1992 (NSTA/CBC)
A Reading Rainbow Selection