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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (Feb. 14 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763644986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763644987
  • Product Dimensions: 27.1 x 1 x 30.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #874,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Elliott and Meade's newest collaboration is a playful exploration of life in the sea... The poems are tailor-made for reading aloud, with vocabulary sophisticated enough to challenge emerging readers while also engaging them inthe fun of wordplay... A magnificent merger of words and images. It will not only appeal to poetry fans, but to all those children who marvel over the mysteries of the deep.
—Booklist (starred review)

Meade’s trademark woodblock prints and watercolors are intricate, action-filled, and artfully designed, while Elliott’s brief poems are a linguistic treat... An eye-catching introduction to the beauty of the creatures that live "in the briny deep."
—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

David Elliott is the author of many books for young readers, including On the Farm and In the Wild, the companion books to In the Sea. He is also the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book And Here's To You!, illustrated by Randy Cecil. David Elliott lives in New Hampshire.

Holly Meade (1956-2013) wrote and illustrated IF I NEVER FOREVER ENDEAVOR. She earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in HUSH! A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho. She also illustrated AND THEN COMES HALLOWEEN by Tom Brenner; ON THE FARM, IN THE WILD, and IN THE SEA by David Elliott; and many others.

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By RuthSophia - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is my favorite of these books (On the Farm, In the Wild, In the Sea, and On the Wing). The sea is the perfect venue for Meade's woodcut and watercolor illustrations - it beautifully captures the way that things just look different in the water. The poems are short, informational, and often witty. A wonderful way to introduce children to life in the sea. I checked the book out from the library, and plan on making it a part of our home library.

Highly recommend.
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HASH(0x99b99078) out of 5 stars this author/illustrator team is a hit! Aug. 26 2012
By Deborah Sandford - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Oversized at 10.5" by 11.5", this bold and beautiful book is an eye catcher! Large, bold black type, over stunning woodcut and watercolor full, two-page spread illustrations. The poems are fun and interesting. Great for storyime in the classroom or library
HASH(0x999dcbb8) out of 5 stars Rhyming sea-worthy verses with strong illustrations Aug. 15 2012
By Vera - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I am sure you are all beginning to realize that I thoroughly enjoy and love lovely children's books. When they are in rhyme, it simply "lights my fire." That said, let's look at bit at what the author and illustrator are bringing to us today. I see pictures with bold, black definitive lines yet the art is fluid. The colors reminiscent of the sea in all the watery colors. Now let's look a bit at some of the rhymes that tell us about life under the sea.

There are a variety of types of poems in the book.

The Puffer Fish
A trickster.
A clown.
A magician.
A buffoon.
One minute
she's a fish;
the next,
she's a balloon.

Or how about the lovely "The Sea Horse" poem! Picture, poem, and a fact. Learning with enjoyment. That is what a good children's books is all about.
HASH(0x99ca8ba0) out of 5 stars In the Sea Aug. 5 2012
By J.O. - Published on
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I love this book! I first saw it in a school library at a workshop I attended in June of 2012. A few days after the workshop, I went to my local public library and checked to see if they had "In the Sea." When I found the book, I sat down to read it and just enjoyed every page. The story has beautiful illustrations and outstanding word choice. As a second grade teacher, I knew that I had to buy the book and add it to my classroom library. "In the Sea" will be helpful to me in teaching both writing (for its word choice and vivid descriptions) and in science (for learning about the ocean/water habitat). I would recommend "In the Sea" to anyone, and think it would be interesting for students of all ages.
HASH(0x99ca8c60) out of 5 stars Sea Turtles & More! Dec 9 2014
By Lexington Pat - Published on
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This is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book. I used it in a reading session with a 3-5 year-olds class of pre-schoolers during a session where the theme was the sea. This book features sea turtles, sea horses, sharks, octopus, and dolphins among other sea creatures. We also read Eric Carle's "A House for Hermit Crab"and for a craft had the children make a hermit crab. "In the Sea" is a nice size so that when you're reading the entire group of children can see. and enter into the discussion about what they've seen or know about sea creatures.