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Sea Star Wishes

Eric Ode, Erik Brooks (Illustrator)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/2/2013)

Description

Selected as a Children's Poet Laureate Monthly Book Pick, Sea Star Wishes captures the varied and colorful world of our beautiful coastal shores. Discover the wonders of the sea and enjoy a day at the beach in playful and imaginative poetry and illustrations.

In these coastal poems for kids, children meet sea lions, starfish, jellyfish, and other animals in the ocean, and dream about sandcastles and other beach activities. This fun, lyrical children's poetry collection by award-winning children's singer and songwriter Eric Ode features lively illustrations by Washington State Book Award recipient Erik Brooks.

Sea Star Wishes

Do sea stars make wishes
on stars of the night
and dream that they might
be as shiny and bright?

And if they make wishes
perhaps it could be
that fishes make wishes
on stars of the sea.


Praise For Sea Star Wishes

With creatures as diverse as seagulls and moon snails, and explorations of everything from lighthouses to footprints in the sand, this lovingly-crafted collection of poems is an excellent companion for your next ocean-side visit.
Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt

Easy to read, these poems mostly rhyme, and they vary in format and length. Colorful full-bleed illustrations attract the eye, give context, and complement the spirit of the selections. All in all, an engaging nautical collection.
School Library Journal

Ode—a poet, writer, and children's performer—shares the wonders of the seashore, both natural and manmade, in a collection of 20 poems....readers, whether coastal or landlocked, should enjoy this lighthearted take on eels, geoducks, tide pool denizens, and more.
Publishers Weekly

Bring out this book the next time you’re yearning for the shore, and you’ll have your little ones dreaming of waves and sandcastles in no time.
Red Tricycle

A day at a Northwest beach is brought to life through these poems. Topics are wide ranging. Including sea life such as barnacles, geoducks, crabs, octopus and sea lions. Also covered are beach activities such as kite flying, fishing and sand castle building and beach icons like ferries and lighthouses. This is a must have for schools that are near the shores of the ocean or the Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books

This whimsical children's poetry book by Seattle-area author and singer-songwriter Ode explores the creatures that bring Northwest coastal shores and tide pools to life. With topics from sand castles to sea cucumbers, the poems, augmented by playful illustrations, highlight the wonders of the seashore, educating and entertaining young children in the process.
Alaska Airlines Magazine

Nicely balanced and perfectly executed, Sea Star Wishes is a delight to read.
AK on the GO

Whether he muses about the stories told by tracks left in the beach sand or asks what type of royalty lives in a sandcastle or who could possible love an ugly eel, poet Eric Ode not only makes his reader laugh but he also poses some thoughtful questions about life at the seashore.
BookLoons

From seagulls and sandcastles to ferries and fishermen, this whimsical collection celebrates a wide range of seaside sights and sounds. Spending time with these fun coastal poems is nothing short of a day at the beach!
All About Learning Press

Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast has the most delightful poems. They are short and sweet about little things in the ocean like limpets and sea cucumbers and ginormous things like ferries and waves. The pictures are gorgeous and the poems are whimsical...
Emerald City Kids

This lovely collection of poems is accompanied by beautiful illustrations of the sealife and surrounding being described in the poems. This book is a fun way to introduce kids to both poetry and some of the creatures of the coast!
Growing My Kids Reviews

Little Bigfoot, 9781632171542, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018



About the Author

ERIC ODE is a national award-winning children's singer, songwriter, author, and poet who performs for schools, libraries, and community events. He is also the author of Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties and co-author of Larry Gets Lost Under the SeaLarry Gets Lost in Seattle, and Larry Gets Lost in San Diego.

ERIK BROOKS is a children's book author and illustrator from Winthrop, WA. He has worked on many books, including If I Were a Whale, Totem Tale, Who Has These Feet, and Polar Opposites, which won the 2011 Washington State Book Awards Scandiuzzi Prize for Children's Picture Books.