Children's Book Review: An Island in the Sun

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An Island in the Sun

About the Book:

Set sail for a distant island with a young boy in search of a friend in this I-spy adventure. The rhyme and repetition encourage easy learning, and the surprise at the end will delight young readers. The book is suitable for little people to read alone for ages 4-7 or reading together, baby-4 years old. It's a beautiful picture book written by Stella Blackstone with charming verse and gorgeous pastel illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli that truly depict sparkling ocean colors of blue, opaque turquoise and green. The full-page colorful illustrations of seascapes remind me of beautiful places in Greece or perhaps Italy.
In a spectacular seascape, a young boy sets sail for a distant island where he finds a special friend waiting for him. Who could it be? Young kids like surprises and the ending to this story is indeed a happy one. Children will delight in pointing out the animals and objects that the little boy spies along his journey.

Award-winning artist Nicoletta Ceccoli's radiant illustrations spill off the pages with their dramatic ocean scenes and vibrant tropical hues. In 2003, An Island in the Sun received the Book of the Year Award Finalist, ForeWord Magazine.

What I like best about this book is its simplicity in nature's vast visual, the ocean. Plus, the charming text of Stella Blackstone's repeated verse of spotting familiar objects through a telescope. Whether you enjoy the sport of fishing or sailing or just leisurely strolling along the seashore picking up sea shells and then diving under one of the ocean's waves, only to dry off on the sand laying in the warm of the sun... you're sure to feel happy and content to have sailed to An Island in the Sun and have spent a fun-filled day at the beach. ***** stars.

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 An Island in the Sun

When I envision an "island" these photos come to my mind:
Monkey Island
Usedom Island
Pajęcza Island
 Have you been to an island? I've been to Maui and I must say, I could live there! How about you?

I love to fish, whether it's at a lake or  in the ocean. I wrote an intel awhile back on Qondio.
Here's a little blurb:

"California has wonderful places with many streams flowing through the mountains that are stocked regularly with fish. The trout prefers cold, clean water with high oxygen content. It is therefore commonly found in mountain streams and in unpolluted rivers. Although you can find German Brown here in Southern California, I’ll admit that I haven’t seen the Cutthroat Trout in our neck of the woods. Rainbow Trout is the main one that they stock in California. Now the California Golden Trout is the only native trout and lives in the high mountain lakes and streams." 
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-- LadyD

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