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Monday 1 September 2014

Review: There's a Sea in my Bedroom

David is just a small boy and the sea’s powerful waves frighten him. After being dumped by a wave, he doesn’t want to go near that frightening water. Ever. But one day, he discovers a conch shell. The sound of the sea inside this shell shows David another side of the sea: a friendly, harmless side.

David takes the shell home and feels sorry for the sea trapped within, so he invites the waters to come out, and they do.

The journey from fear to understanding is poignantly portrayed. David’s ability to see another side of the overwhelming waves empowers him, just as such insight can empower us all. This classic tale is about so much more than a little boy and his fear of the sea.

Each of Jane Tanners illustrations are works of art. I’d love to have them hanging on my walls. Instead, it is with great joy that I return to the pages of There’s a Sea in My Bedroom to discover a little more about David and the sea each time.

Title: There’s a Sea in My Bedroom
Author: Margaret Wild 
Illustrator: Jane Tanner
Publisher: Puffin Books $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: originally 1984, reprinted 2007
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780140540642
For ages: 3+ years
Type: Picture Book