Another Review at MyShelf.Com

It’s a Seashell Day
Dianne Ochiltree
Art by Elliot Kreloff

Blue Apple Books
July 21, 2015/ ISBN 978-1609055301
Children / Young readers (ages 3-7)

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Geared for age 3 to 7, It’s a Seashell Day is a delightful and beautifully illustrated story of a mother and son who take a trip to the beach and hunt for seashells. The illustrations by Elliot Kreloff are simply beautiful, and children will enjoy his visions of the seaside, sand and beautifully rendered shells. Dianne Ochiltree’s rhyming verses are a joy to read and learn, and children will come back to them again and again. Her verses are also designed to impart practical information while helping children learn to count.

The author and illustrator have included a special two-page spread, created by the child in the book to display all the shells he’s collected, along with their names – helpful not only for children, but parents. Those pages are followed by yet another two-page spread that imparts information on the shells and their uses, and even I learned a few things that I didn't know before reading this wonderful book.

It’s a Seashell Day is a pure delight -- a great book to take along on vacations to the beach and share with a child or group of children. It’s definitely a book any child would love to read on his/her own, take to “show and tell” at school, and refer to as they collect their own seashells. It’s a Seashell Day is destined to be among many children’s “most cherished” books.

Reviewer Note: Dianne Ochiltree is a nationally recognized author of books for young readers. It’s a Seashell Day is a companion book to It’s a Firefly Night, the author’s award-winning and popular 2013 release.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2015