Senses at the Seashore

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

See the blue water. Hear the waves crash. Smell the suntan lotion. Touch a soft feather. Taste the salty seawater. The seashore stimulates all of our five senses in exciting ways. This book is a wonderful discussion and activity starter for children visiting the seashore, while at the same time it is ideal for classroom use in studying the five senses.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Science
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2006-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10 x 8.25
Lexile 180
Guided Reading Level I
Features Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“Say what you will about the seashore, it is a stimulating place, a sensual extravaganza. . . Rotner is a partisan fo the seashore and her gorgeous color photographs are transportingly sharp. . . The format is simple and direct: a bright picture, an uncomplicated caption. . . it agreeably gets the job done for a young audience. To every sense, there is a provocation at Rotner’s seashore.”
Kirkus Reviews


“Enter the seashore world as you enjoy Senses at the Seashore. . . will encourage and support the beginning reader with authentic experiences to which they can relate. . . predictable sentence patterns and highlighted sensory words make this an excellent book for emergent readers.”

School Library Journal

“Rotner has created a wonderful book with minimal text. . . and glorious, full-bleed color photographs that evoke the sights, the smells, the sounds, and the look of things at the beach. . . The message regarding how we use our senses comes across effortlessly.”
School Library Journal

Author, Photographer: Shelley Rotner

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful. Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels. Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.