Friday, June 29, 2012
Charlotte Zolotow's THE SEASHORE BOOK, illustrated by Wendell Minor, celebrates 20 years in print
Published in 1992, THE SEASHORE BOOK was a Reading Rainbow selection that was called "A graceful, handsomely produced tribute to a favorite childhood experience," by Kirkus Reviews, and "Poetically descriptive," by the Horn Book. "Minor's lovely paintings heighten the serene nature of the book," continues Horn Book, "which reads almost like a guided meditation. A useful and relaxing story for bedtime or any time." Such are the qualities that have contributed to its ongoing popularity.