A day at the beach is the perfect opportunity for mother and daughter to bond and enjoy precious time together in Chanelle Gosper and Jennifer Goldsmith’s charming picture book.
Mummy and daughter are excited to explore the beach and its treasure trove of delights. Pebbles, shells, sea grass and sea glass hide in the sand and rock pools, like precious jewels waiting to be discovered. Untrodden sand is rich in possibility and adventures. A ship on the ocean, what treasures does it hold? So much to wonder. So much to explore. It is an afternoon that both will treasure forever…
Children grow up fast so time spent together is priceless and this heartwarming day at the beach is a joyous celebration of spending time with a loved one and creating those magic moments together that will live in the memory forever. The small pleasures and little treasures really are the big things that matter in life.
Poetic prose, that flow as smoothly as the lapping tide upon the beach, and watercolour illustrations capture each and every moment as mother and child bond over treasures before the young girl embarks on her own journey across the sand and her mother ponders which path in life her daughter will choose.
Touching, moving and tender, this gentle story of quality time together and knowing that those days won’t last forever is a reminder for us all to cherish our loved ones. How many times do we get together with friends and family and end up looking at our phones? Let’s nurture those special relationships and find the joy in those everyday moments.
Any mummy who receives this from their special little one on Mother’s Day would be deeply satisfied.
Recommended for 3+.