Author(s): Linda Jane Keegan
'Some THING in the sea is TOUCHING ME!'
You'll squawk, screech, yelp... and laugh out loud at the surprises for all on this funny-sunny family day at the beach. When a small child goes to the seaside with her Mum and Ma, she is unprepared for 'things' floating in the water. Ma explains what each one is and that it is nothing to be afraid of... then gets a big fright herself when Mum grabs her ankle!
Ruth's Review: A little girl visiting the seaside with Mum and Ma is not prepared for all the creepy-crawly “things” floating in the water. Ma explains what each one is and reassures the child that there is nothing to be afraid of, then Ma gets a big fright herself when Mum grabs her ankle.This fun rhyming story is matched by lively, colourful illustrations and celebrates family diversity while also dealing with children’s fears. Available in English and te reo Maori editions, the latter featuring a comprehensive papakupu (glossary), it is perfect for ages 3 to 6.
Finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Picture Book Award