Where the Sea Meets The Sky is a sweet underwater adventure full of bravery, ambition and love.
It can be a little bit deflating when parents say no to things you really want to do. Young Sophie, an otter, really wants to find the place where the sea meets the sky. Her mummy doesn’t believe anyone can reach it nor does she think anyone should try. Hmm, well, Sophie doesn’t believe everybody shouldn’t try…
She is ambitious and thinks it won’t be that far away. She meets various animals along the way but she gets tired oh so tired and then she’s confronted with a monster!
Will someone be nearby to give her a helping hand?
This gently rhyming story by experienced author Peter Bently (author of over 60 books) is a treat to read aloud. Readers witness Sophie’s determination and though she is tested the book gives a lovely message of home never being far away.
The book is filled with absolutely beautiful illustrations by Riko Sekiguchi. Full of texture and colour and my girls and I think Rachel is adorable. This is Riko’s debut picture book and she is also the winner of the Carmelite picture book prize.
The hardback is out now and the paperback will be available later this summer.
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