Monday, December 1, 2008
Review #5: Wave
Dad: Gracie picked today's story, and it's my favorite book of 2008. We're reviewing "Wave" by Suzy Lee.
Gracie (age 8): Maybe the girl in this book is really the author when she was little.
Isaac (age 10): Some of it might be one of her experiences at the beach.
Gracie: I like this book because everything is made with pencils, just gray and white and black. But then when you get to the waves, it's different colors -- it's done in paint, and it's blue.
Isaac: The person who made this book likes blue.
Gracie: And seagulls.
Isaac: The seagulls do everything the girl does.
Gracie: They stand still when she stands....
Lily (age 5): The girl runs away really fast and the seagulls run away really fast...
Gracie: They're mad when the girl is mad...
Isaac: She goes away, "bye-bye," and the seagulls go too. They follow everything she does.
Dad: Now, you guys were pretty loud and excited when the waves come...
Isaac: It was crazy!
Gracie: The waves felt angry, and that's why they splashed her!
Lily: The waves were wanting to splash the girl because she stuck out her tongue.
Gracie: There was a lot of splashing. The waves were getting bigger!
Isaac: It was like, Uh oh - that's not going to be good!
Gracie: The waves were HUGE! OH MY GOODNESS! Too big to fit on the page!
Dad: ...then - Crash!
Lily: She's soaked.
Gracie: She's DRENCHED! And now her dress is blue.
Isaac: The sand is blue...
Gracie: The shells and the treasures are blue... And the sky! Now it's blue!
Lily: The waves changed the whole entire earth. Before it was all gray, but now it's a whole bunch of blue stuff.
Isaac: When the girl first gets to the beach there's not too much excitement. But when she gets the big splash, the water opens her eyes and she starts seeing things she never did before. She starts noticing all the things on the ground. It opened her eyes to what was out there.
Lily: The waves were like a friend.
Gracie: ...a friend that shared a whole bunch of shells and starfish.
Lily: And the waves shared the way to see how the world really was.
Author/Illustrator: Suzy Lee
Published, 2008: Chronicle Books
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