Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
A day of beachcombing is a day filled with salty sea air, enchanting seashells, and exciting discoveries. The ocean holds so much beauty and adventure, and it leaves so many treasures on its shores. Let's explore these seaside treasures.
An essential sea glass–hunting handbook for kids. With helpful advice, like "make sure no one's home!" before taking a snail shell, and fascinating facts, like how sea glass is formed and where glass fishing floats come from, the gentle and flowing text invites young readers to explore and wonder about everything that washes up on the sand.
Author and illustrator Sarah Grindler's images are vivid and realistic, showing readers what to look for by the ocean—from purple sea urchin shells (that otters love to much on) to mussel shells, sand dollars, and every colour of sea glass—and encouraging all of us to imagine where those treasures may have come from. A beautiful keepsake as well as a practical guidebook for the young beachcomber.
About the author
Sarah Grindler grew up on Salt Spring Island, BC, where she spent most of her childhood on the beach and in the water. Inspired by her artistic family and beautiful surroundings, she followed her passion for art and nature into a career of creating picture books. She now lives in a seaside cottage with her husband, Jason, and Puss-Puss the cat. She is also the author/illustrator of Seaside Treasures.
"Creativity and exploration are spurred on with simple text and vivid illustrations, encouraging kids to head outside into the sale air to find their own collection of seaside treasures." —Our Children Magazine (Halifax, NS)
"Addresses the fact that beachcombers are likely to find garbage on the beach as well, and encourages readers to pick it up. The pollution of our oceans is a hot-button issue these days, so Seaside Treasures could open up a good discussion about it." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NL)