Wednesday, August 14, 2013

sea creatures

whenever it gets hot we head straight to the long beach aquarium. elodie can sit for ages watching the sea gulls outside or the big colorful fish inside. she has already shown so much interest in albertus seba's cabinet of natural curiosities. it's fun to sit and look through the big pages with her. we also love dr. seuss book wish for a fish.

do you have any good book recommendations for children interested in the ocean?








































i recently came across sayuri's world which was a lovely installation that was held in portland. i bought one of these sweet little jellyfish for the baby's nursery. so delicate and sweet.



































10 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, I can see why she loves the ocean and the life within it :-) I came to think of "Bennys Badekar" (Bennys bathtub) a danish animated movie from my childhood, about a boy exploring an ocean in his own bathtub.. It's a classic :-) sadly I could only find it in danish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB9RKEFYDA8

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  2. Wow love the installation. I'd love to see the jelly in the nursery :) They look so delicate and beautiful.

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  3. octopus alone, by divya srinivasan

    dear fish, by chris gall

    little fish, by sanne te loo

    (:

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  4. "McGelligot's Pool" by Dr.Seuss. The illustrations are whimsical and clever

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  5. There was a book I loved as a kid "There is a sea in my bedroom". I loooooved it. It's got pretty 80's style illustration, but hey, that's part of its charm ;) Lovely photos as always Elizabeth, and Elodie is the coolest little girl out there x

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  6. Magic Beach by Alison Lester - it sounds the waves when you read it!

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  7. I also read 'There is a Sea in my Bedroom' and 'Magic Beach' to our kids in preparation for a beach holiday. Other favourites are 'Hooray for Fish' by Lucy Cousins and 'Grandpa and Thomas' by Pamela Allen.

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  8. My young girls are obsessed with sea creatures too. After a trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium last year they wanted to look at every book about life under the sea that we could get our hands on. We found a wonderful book at our local library called "The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau". It has gorgeous, retro inspired illustrations and tells the story of Jacque Cousteau's many adventures under the sea. You can see it here: http://www.littlehiccups.net/2012/04/fantastic-undersea-life-of-jacques.html

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  9. one more i just came across: flotsam, by david wiesner.

    no words, just illustrations to inspire creativity and imagination.

    my prayers are with you and your family.

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  10. Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base is the most wonderful under water tale with magical images. http://www.amazon.com/The-Sign-Seahorse-Adventure-Picture/dp/0140563873

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