Wordless Wednesday: Wave by Suzy Lee

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Illustrated by Suzy Lee
Published April 16, 2008 by Chronicle Books
40 pages, 3+
Genre/Subject: Wordless, Beach
New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book 2008

 Wave is the story of a young girl’s day at the beach. The girl appears with a flock of seagulls and at first she is hesitant to go into the water. The girl and seagulls are in charcoal grey on one page and the ocean waves are blue watercolors on the adjacent page. Soon the charcoal and watercolor combine as the young girl has fun in the ocean. Finally, one huge wave causes the girl to get swept away onto the shore. She leaves the beach in a blue dress as a part of the ocean always stays with her.

I thought Wave had a simple storyline, but the drawings add depth. I love how her day begins boring and grey then splashes of blue are upon her as she plays in the ocean. Wave is a good wordless picture book for younger ages, since the plot is simple. All ages will enjoy the illustrations and colors.

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4 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Wave by Suzy Lee

    babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin said:
    June 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I like it!

      Caroline responded:
      June 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Yes, it’s a cute book.

    Claudine @ CarryUsOff Books said:
    June 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Sounds very interesting. I hope there’s a copy of Wave at my library. I’ve developed a thing for wordless picture books lately.

      Caroline responded:
      June 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      I hope Wave is at your library too. I get all my books there. Tell me what you think. Have a great day!

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