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Thursday 15 March 2018

Review: The Silver Sea

The Silver Sea is a truely magical picture book. 

It's something special, something different and something both children and adults will adore.

The collaboration of esteemed children’s authors Alison Lester and Jane Godwin AND kids from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, the story follows a boy and girl as they explore the depths of the ocean, meet colourful sea beasts and travel home again.

Let’s go down to the silver sea,
Come on, I’ll hold your hand.

We’ll slip through the shadows of ti-tree and ferns,
And race on the glimmering sand.

With gorgeous rhythm and rhyme throughout, the story rocks you gently as you read, just like the ocean waves that feature in the book. It’s a beautifully simple story, perfect for bedtime or quiet time with the kids. 

But this very special book is so much more than the magical words.

As part of this amazing collaboration, young patients at the hospital created the stunning illustrations that swim, dive and glide throughout the book during drawing workshops held by Lester and Godwin.

Colourful, striking and imaginative, they create the most amazing scenes to explore. They are vivid and engaging, and they will inspire children everywhere to pick up a pen and create.

The Silver Sea is a joyful, beautiful picture book to be treasured and shared with your little ones. And all proceeds from the book go to the Education Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, helping to provide rich learning experiences for children while they're in hospital.

Title: The Silver Sea
Author: Alison Lester and Jane Godwin
Illustrator: Alison Lester, Jane Godwin and children at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 27 February 2018
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781925584745
For ages: 0+
Type: Picture Book