Day For The Beach: A Mindful Journey
by Sally Weber, April Pierron
Follow along on an enchanting journey of exploring the beach. These captivating watercolors share the joy of a day at the beach and are accompanied by rhyme and cadence. This story reveals the curiosity that is in all of us when we take the time to explore our environment. Enjoy the artist's delightful interpretation of seeing the ocean, sand dollars, abalone shells, crab shells, feathers, rainbows, and later dreaming of all the wonder that the beach has to offer. Some of the discoveries are followed by an additional close-up view. The process of curiosity, being open to learning, and closer examination is the essence of a mindful practice that helps us wake up to the fullness of life. April, painted these watercolors from our time growing up on the eastern beaches in Florida. She included shells from the pacific coast where she was living when she created these drawings. Inspired by the images, Sally penned the words using what she learned from reading to children. This book is a collaboration and celebration of our memories of combing the beach, hearing the ocean while falling asleep, walking barefoot in the sand, sitting on the dunes, and gazing at the continuous waves and ever-changing tide.
It was really nice to see illustrations like this. I never see books done in watercolor like this anymore. It gives it such an amazing feel to it that no digital drawings can do. I thought the writing was beautiful. The rhyme and cadence are really easy to follow along with and it paints such a beautiful image in your head while you are reading. I found myself daydreaming while reading the words and thinking about all the memories I have of going to the beach. This book really captures the essence of life and just a feeling of joy about all the amazing things you can experience at the beach.
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