Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"Off to See the Sea" - a bookwrap




Bathtime Adventure!  Imagine that. 


Off to See the Sea

Authored  by Nikki Grimes
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Length:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Sourcebooks, Inc. 

* Pub. Date:  January 1, 2021

* Language:  English 

Editorial Reviews

The Goodfather   

The story starts with a rhyme that trips off the tongue so naturally that it catches you off guard that it’s not a rhyming book. But after you figure that out, you can enjoy the poetic, but not rhyming, style of the story that makes quite an adventure of bath time. The cut paper illustrations are original and terrific.

The  Book Snob Mom

Gorgeous illustrations, and fun bathtime adventure showcasing the joy imagination brings to every childhood activity. 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for 


The Book

This delightful book has gorgeous illustrations that are vibrant and colourful.  They were created by using oil and acrylic paint with cut paper collage, markers and gel pens.  The book is by Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon.  Together they have created a wondrous bath time adventure story that will tickle imaginations of kids everywhere.  

The faucet morphs into a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore and toy boats sail the seven seas.  Both mother and child take part in the adventure and after the little one has been scrubbed clean both dad and mom whisk the child off to bed to be read to sleep.  The vibe of the book is happy and very family oriented.  I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!

Meet the Author

Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book, What is Goodbye?, the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.

About the Illustrator

Elizabeth Zunon was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in on the Ivory Coast of West Africa. As a little girl, she loved to draw, paint, make up dances, and play dress-up, and as she grew up, she didn’t really change! Elizabeth now lives in Albany where she explores a multicultural world though painting, beading, sewing, and collage. Visit her at LizZunon.com.

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