ASK THE WINDY SEA by Charlotte Pomerantz

ASK THE WINDY SEA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The measured text recounts Tony's amble along the beach--looking for a lost yellow caterpillar, talking with collectors of shells or shellfish, garnering information and an idea or two from each; the illustrations show not Tony but what he sees--the specimens in precise drawings by Nancy Grossman, the surroundings in sweeps and smudges of gold and blue and green by Anita Siegel. The format, then, is an attempt to put the child in Tony's place, but the small grains of philosophy (wry: ""the world is full of hermit crabs--it's either push or be pushed""; inspiriting: hold on (like a mussel) to your friends, ""to whatever you're good at"") are forced and the turbulent high-colored compositions are overbearing.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Young Scott