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This week’s children’s book review is all about Look What I Found At The Seaside by Moira Butterfield and Jesus Verona. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*.
Discover a world of wonder on a seaside stroll with this beautiful picture book from the National Trust.
Chasing waves and having fun, water sparkling in the sun . . . Look what I found! A curly seashell. Inside it shines bright, like a pearl.
Set off on an adventure to find treasure, from swirly sea shells to mysterious mermaid’s purses, then learn more about each object with richly-illustrated and informative nature notes.
Packed full of fascinating facts alongside a gentle rhyming narrative and encouraging children to get outside and explore their surroundings, this is a nature treasure hunt series for the whole family to enjoy.
We already have a book in this series, Look What I found In The Woods so I knew that Look What I Found At The Seaside would be a big hit with Erin. As we’re also coming up to the summer holidays in just a few weeks I think the beach is somewhere a lot of people will be spending some time soon.
Throughout the book you’ll find beautiful double page spreads showing a scene at the beach. The great thing about beaches is that there are so many different kinds and there are so many different things to see there. Not only do the pages have small paragraphs of information around the main image but there is also a bit of a ‘things to spot’ section as well.
I really like that this book concentrates on some more specific areas of the beach and some of the particular things you can find there such as crabs, shells and even fossils. The book breaks down the beach in a really nice way and it allows children to concentrate on just one thing at a time on some pages.
Although we have quite a lot of sandy beaches near us we haven’t done much rock pooling or searching for things in the water. Look What I Found At The Seaside is a great book for giving both adults and children ideas of what to do and what to look for on their next trip to the beach.