Meet Me By The Sea – Taltal Levi


 Meet Me By The Sea – Taltal Levi, NorthSouth Books Inc., 9780735844322, 2021

Format: Hardcover picture book

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

 Genre: Picture book

 What did you like about the book?  Sometimes in life we must go off and do our own things! The main character wants to go outside but no one is available to go outside with her. This makes her feel invisible since everyone is doing their own thing. However, once she goes outside she remembers how free and connected to nature she feels once she goes on her walk. As she sleeps, a little fox comes out and lays at her feet. Together they begin to walk towards the sea. On their walk she tells the fox that being outside is one of her favorite places to be. In addition, she also shows the fox a picture of her favorite people, her family. This is a very touching moment because when she looks up her family is walking towards her to join her by the sea!  Such a lovely ending. The illustrations are gentle and soothing in color scheme. The illustrator really pulled in more natural tones in order to connect that visual sensory with the reader feeling at peace, almost as if they too were out for a walk in the woods. 

Anything you did not like about the book? No. 

 To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a great book for the little adventurer who sometimes might feel like all they want to do is spend time outside. This book is a great read for children ages 2 -6. 

Who should buy this book? Parents of young children, elementary schools, pre-schools

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston MA

Date of review:  3/24/2021

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