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Review of <i>Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems</i> by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So

Title

Review of Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Meilo So

ISBN

978-0-8118-7284-3

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Chronicle Books

City

San Francisco

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

children's literature, reviews

Review

One can almost hear the rumble of waves and the soft cry of seagulls while reading this remarkable collection of poems about the ocean. With subjects ranging from tide pools to shipwrecks to jellyfish, this book embraces the vastness and variety of the ocean. Using an array of poetic formats throughout Water Sings Blue, author Kate Coombs brings a unique voice and style to each piece as well. The author’s skillful use of literary devices, such as personification, truly brings the ocean to life for the reader. The dramatic watercolor illustrations capture the both essence of the ocean and the inherent beauty of its marine life with amazing detail and delicacy. The poems of Water Sings Blue are as rhythmic and deep as the ocean itself, ideal for more experienced readers who will appreciate the author’s well-crafted and thoughtful poems. Highly Recommended. Kirsten Setzkorn, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University

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