Yesterday at the annual BookNJ event I finally got a chance to meet Alison Formento an award winning author of popular nature picture books. I have seen her books for awhile and heard such wonderful things about her. She does phenomenal school and store visits that always enthrall the children she talks to. I realized that even though she had been on my list of authors to suggest I never wrote about her.
These Seas Count by Alison Formento and illustrated by Sarah Snow is a wonderful picture book for children to help them learn how important the ocean and beaches are to our world. It is the perfect book to read to children before they start their summer vacation--especially if they are going to the beach. I love how Ms Formento doesn't talk down to the reader and tells her story simply and sweetly. I also love Ms Snow's beautiful collage paintings which perfectly match the gentle text. These are perfect a nature loving child's bookshelf and they make great gifts for a teacher's classroom.
Other books in the series are just as wonderful:
This Tree Counts
These Bees Count
In this environmentally conscience age these are must have books to own....