NPM #19

Speaking of poetry picture books that appeal to my childhood, I could have written “Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast” myself!  BUT I didn’t.  It’s written by Eric Ode and Illustrated by Erik Brooks.  It’s a favorite because it explores the Ocean of course!  I remember being a child and frolicking in tide pools, discovering all the wonders each little world held.  It inspired a lifelong love of the ocean that has yet to cease (obviously).

Today’s poem is about one of my favorite sea creatures the Sea Urchin.  I used to be mystified of their crazy spikes and even when visiting the local college touchy pool, I refused to go near them.  I love this poem and the picture’s perspective (once again!).

sea urchin

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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