A brother and sister spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. They create their own tiny marine world in a bucket and, with its wildlife, shells, oil and even a tin can, it is a microcosm of the larger world outside.
With a series of stunning watercolours, the multi award-winning Michael Foreman makes clear his underlying concern about pollution within the environment.
His depiction of the children and the life of the seashore is accurate yet lyrical, with several interesting shifts in perspective. The little girl, refreshingly, is definitely the leader. -- School Library Journal
|Publication date:||2nd June 2011|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit. He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt ...More About Michael Foreman