To the Sea

three-stars /5

totheseaTo the Sea uses creative illustrations to reanimate an age-old theme. This children’s book tells the story of Tim, a lonely young boy, and Sam, a blue whale that has lost his way and needs to get back to his home in the sea.

Tim’s wild ideas on how to help the whale return to the sea are sure to entertain young readers. With beautiful illustrations and eye-catching color combinations, this book is fun to look at and teaches an important lesson: friendship is about loyalty and support.

Although I at first thought this book to be a bit too melancholy to be a children’s book, the illustrations are adorable and the characters sweet and genuine. The illustrations are what first caught my attention about this book. With a backdrop of blues and teals, Tim’s orange raincoat stands out like a ray of hope. Young children are sure to love Tim and his new friend from  the very first page.

Originally published on Manhattan Book Review.


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