Whether it’s a treasure hunt on Jewell Island, Maine, a sunny afternoon on the rocks at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, or a dip in the ocean on Prince Edward Island, life by the sea is fun. This gloriously illustrated picture book is a celebration of all things coastal: humpback whales, teeming wildlife, and most of all, people who make their homes by the ocean. Seaside life is shown in twenty-six magnificent illustrations. The alliterative text and the detailed notes at the back make the book as informative as it is beautiful. For those lucky enough to have visited the coast, as well as those who only dream of the sea, this book is a feast for the eyes and for the spirit.
About the Author
Donna Grassby trained as a nurse in her native Nova Scotia. Although she now lives near Toronto, she returns to her beloved Atlantic Coast every year. "A Seaside Alphabet i"s her first book.
New Jersey born Susan Tooke is a talented and versatile artist who creates painted murals, landscapes, and portraits, as well as digital imaging montages. Her works have been exhibited across North America and can be found in collections in California, Washington, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Alabama. This is her first picture book.
Born in New Jersey, Susan Tooke received her professional training from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and the New School in New York. After moving to Canada she illustrated her first book in 2000. Her work has been chosen by the Canadian Children's Book Centre for the Our Choice Award, and she has received the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. She also illustrated F is for Fiddlehead: A New Brunswick Alphabet. Susan lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.