Water Sings Blue

Ocean Poems

By Kate Coombs; Meilo So (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811872843, 36pp.

Publication Date: March 2012

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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 the Author
Kate Coombs has written six previous books for children, including the award winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate lives in Utah, where she is curriculum director for Gibbs Smith Education.

MEILO SO is the illustrator of such beautiful, award-winning books such as Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities, and Recipes and The White Swan Express: A Story about Adoption. She lives in the Shetland Islands, UK.

Praise For Water Sings Blue

"A feeling of sweet delicacy pervades the pages of Water Sings Blue " - Wall Street Journal

"This beautifully illustrated volume concentrates on what the poet does best: poetry. An excellent source of verse for reading aloud." - Booklist, Starred Review

"The evocative descriptions and images echo and linger.." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Poems with as many moods as the sea itself" - The Horn Book

"One of the most beautiful picture books I've seen thus far in 2012" - Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"A salty breeze seems to spring from the pages" - The Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2012

"Humor, interesting language and intriguing imagery" - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Experience the shore without bring home sand in your shoes." - Library Media Connection, Starred Review

"A trip to the beach anytime readers want to go" - School Library Journal

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