TITLE: Down East In The Ocean
AUTHOR: Peter and Connie Roop
ILLUSTRATOR: Nicole Fazio
PUBLISHER: Down East, 2011
This clever counting book from the award-winning authors of Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, combines rhyme with a fun exploration of Maine sea life.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Go into any bookstore or library and you will probably find many counting picture books to choose from. Ones about farm animals. Others about bouncing balls. Even ones about spooky creatures lurking around cemeteries on Halloween. So what makes Peter and Connie Roop’s book different from all the other counting books? For one, the lovely, lifelike illustrations from Nicole Fazio. They almost appear to jump off the page. Match those stunning drawings with the lyrical, rhyming refrain and you have a wonderful addition to any library!
RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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