Friday, June 6, 2014
S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet by Richard Michelson, illustrated by Doris Ettlinger is a first rate collection of beach poetry with lovely watercolor paintings. Following the alphabet, there are the typical beach items, flip-flops, sea glass, beach umbrellas, but there are a few unusual additions like ice, quiet, and empty shells. The mostly rhyming poems bring the beach right to you and the paintings may make you think you smell the ocean. My favorite paintings accompany N is for Nautilus, C is for Castle, J is for Jellyfish, and W is for Wave. They capture the feel of the beach so beautifully.