With creatures as diverse as seagulls and moon snails, and explorations of everything from lighthouses to footprints in the sand, this lovingly-crafted collection of poems is an excellent companion for your next ocean-side visit.
Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt
Easy to read, these poems mostly rhyme, and they vary in format and length. Colorful full-bleed illustrations attract the eye, give context, and complement the spirit of the selections. All in all, an engaging nautical collection.
School Library Journal
Ode—a poet, writer, and children’s performer—shares the wonders of the seashore, both natural and manmade, in a collection of 20 poems….readers, whether coastal or landlocked, should enjoy this lighthearted take on eels, geoducks, tide pool denizens, and more.
Bring out this book the next time you’re yearning for the shore, and you’ll have your little ones dreaming of waves and sandcastles in no time.
A day at a Northwest beach is brought to life through these poems. Topics are wide ranging. Including sea life such as barnacles, geoducks, crabs, octopus and sea lions. Also covered are beach activities such as kite flying, fishing and sand castle building and beach icons like ferries and lighthouses. This is a must have for schools that are near the shores of the ocean or the Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Books
This whimsical children’s poetry book by Seattle-area author and singer-songwriter Ode explores the creatures that bring Northwest coastal shores and tide pools to life. With topics from sand castles to sea cucumbers, the poems, augmented by playful illustrations, highlight the wonders of the seashore, educating and entertaining young children in the process.
Alaska Airlines Magazine
Nicely balanced and perfectly executed, Sea Star Wishes is a delight to read.
AK on the GO
Whether he muses about the stories told by tracks left in the beach sand or asks what type of royalty lives in a sandcastle or who could possible love an ugly eel, poet Eric Ode not only makes his reader laugh but he also poses some thoughtful questions about life at the seashore.
From seagulls and sandcastles to ferries and fishermen, this whimsical collection celebrates a wide range of seaside sights and sounds. Spending time with these fun coastal poems is nothing short of a day at the beach!
All About Learning Press
Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast has the most delightful poems. They are short and sweet about little things in the ocean like limpets and sea cucumbers and ginormous things like ferries and waves. The pictures are gorgeous and the poems are whimsical…
Emerald City Kids
This lovely collection of poems is accompanied by beautiful illustrations of the sealife and surrounding being described in the poems. This book is a fun way to introduce kids to both poetry and some of the creatures of the coast!
Growing My Kids Reviews