"In a generous final touch, tucked away on the copyright page in the back, the message in the bottle is revealed: It's a note sent from the other side of the ocean, from a child in search of a pen pal, and signed 'Hideko.' (Picture book. 4-9)"
Hayles's salute to a day at the beach is tendered in short, high-stepping rhymes: "Splashing/Dashing/Big wave crashing."
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