“[B]eautifully rendered illustrations….bring to life the magic of the day. The closing spreads are visually exquisite….A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world.” Read Full Review HERE.
“This book’s illustrations are truly gorgeous….A delightful purchase, perfect for sharing in the summertime and piquing little ones’ curiosity.”
—School Library Journal
“The perfect picturebook for children ages 3 to 7, “It’s a Seashell Day” is very highly recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections.”
—Midwest Book Review
“A charming story that warms both heart and soul. Add this one to your home library.” Read Full Review HERE.
—Feathered Quill Book Reviews
“[A] delightful and beautifully illustrated story….Ochiltree’s rhyming verses are a joy to read…children will come back to them again and again. It’s a Seashell Day is a pure delight–a great book to take along on vacations….destined to be among many children’s “most cherished” books.” Read Full Review HERE.
— MyShelf.com Book Review
“Kreloff’s imagery is vibrant….Ochiltree’s prose are lyrical, poetic….There’s nothing better than a book that is immensely fun, brilliantly entertaining, and a teaching tool.” Read Full Review HERE.
“This picture book perfectly captures the simple joy that a child feels when he or she goes shell hunting on the beach.” Read Full Review HERE.
—Through the Looking Glass Children’s Book Review
Released July 2015 from Blue Apple Books
Illustrated by Elliot Kreloff
Age range 3-7 years
This cozy companion title to the author’s beloved It’s a Firefly Night is an ideal fit for home, preschool, and kindergarten bookshelves. Captivating narrative nonfiction, featuring nature and counting, is capped off with a spread about shells. Sunny-summer-sky rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will count along with the boy as he finds his shells collection, and puts them away—in a special display!
Gold Medal in Children’s Literature division of 2015 Florida Book Awards competition
image © Elliot Kreloff