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Beach Baby

by Laurie Elmquist, illustrated by Elly Mackay

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published: April 2016
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A gentle, poetic lullaby for baby, filled with memories from a perfect day playing on the beach. Castles, sand dollars, seals peering out of the waves and the beat of the ocean become sweet reminders of all the magical things that await baby tomorrow. A lyrical celebration of natural beauty and a soft, reassuring reminder for little ones being tucked into bed that fun and adventure will return with a new day.

Elly MacKay’s paper-theater worlds are a delight to behold and infuse the story with a sense of magic and wonder. Beautiful verse from Laurie Elmquist sets a calm and serene tone. A breathtaking board book that will be treasured and make a wonderful gift.

About the Authors
Laurie Elmquist holds an MA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. A teacher at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and an online instructor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Laurie has served as a judge for several competitions, including the Canadian Authors Association's Literary Awards. When she's not writing, Laurie enjoys exploring the beaches of the west coast, from California to Vancouver Island. For more information, visit www.laurieelmquist.com.
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Elly Mackay lives in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, with her husband, Simon, and little ones, Lily and Koen. She received her bachelor of fine art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She creates her illustrations by inking yupo paper and cutting it into layers that she sets up in a miniature theater, somewhat like a Victorian Paper Theater. She plays with the lights and filters to create atmosphere and then photographs the scenes. In addition to illustrating her own picture books and those of other authors, Elly recently illustrated new covers for the Anne of Green Gables series (Tundra).
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Editorial Reviews

“A gentle and gorgeous book."

— Quill & Quire

"A lovely, warm, emotive story which warms both heart and soul."

— Resource Links

"This lovely introduction to a beach environment is a good read for naptime and evening sharing."

— School Library Journal

“MacKay’s...illustrations are dreamlike…This board book...captures the beauty of the ocean, and it would evoke pleasant memories when falling asleep. Recommended.”

— CM Magazine

"Dreamy artwork and verse reassure readers who are headed to bed...Enchanting, engaging, and restful."

— Publishers Weekly, Starred

"The text is lyrical...with greatly lulling effect...MacKay's evocatively lit cut- and marbled-paper dioramas are equally soothing, rendered in pastel twilight tones that suit the mood...A seaside bedtime idyll."

— Kirkus Reviews

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