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Orca Book Publishers Spring 2016 Trade

Beach Baby
By (author): Laurie Elmquist Illustrated by: Elly MacKay
Laurie Elmquist ,

Illustrated by :

Elly MacKay


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:

Board book

Form detail:

Picture book, Self-covered
Board book , Picture book, Self-covered


Juvenile: Age (years) 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) P, Grade (US) P, Reading age 0 - 2
Apr 05, 2016
$10.95 CAD


7in x 7 x 0.63 in | 280 gr

Page Count:

24 pages


full color images
FSC certified – mixed sources C013314
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment
Early years: nature and animals|Baby books|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Wildlife and habitats: Oceans and seas|For children c 0–36 months
jC813/.6 23
  • Short Description
A poetic board book that gently reassures baby that all the treasures found at the beach will be there tomorrow.
A beach-filled lullaby for baby. Everything will be here when you wake...

A gentle, poetic lullaby for baby, filled with memories from a perfect day playing on the beach.

Castles, sand dollars, seals peering out of the waves and the beat of the ocean become sweet reminders of all the magical things that await baby tomorrow. A lyrical celebration of natural beauty and a soft, reassuring reminder for little ones being tucked into bed that fun and adventure will return with a new day.

Elly MacKay’s paper-theater worlds are a delight to behold and infuse the story with a sense of magic and wonder. Beautiful verse from Laurie Elmquist sets a calm and serene tone. A breathtaking board book that will be treasured and make a wonderful gift.

Laurie Elmquist is the author of several books for young readers including Where's Burgess? which was short-listed for both the Chocolate Lily Award and the Silver Birch Award. She holds an MA in Literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. She teaches creative writing at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia and online at the University of Calgary. Laurie lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Contributor Website

Elly MacKay creates tiny worlds from cut paper, ink and light, which she then photographs. Her work has been featured in international publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Chatelaine and Cosmopolitan.

“MacKay’s...illustrations are dreamlike…This board book...captures the beauty of the ocean, and it would evoke pleasant memories when falling asleep. Recommended.” - CM Magazine

"This lovely introduction to a beach environment is a good read for naptime and evening sharing." - School Library Journal

“A gentle and gorgeous book." - Quill & Quire

★ "Dreamy artwork and verse reassure readers who are headed to bed...Enchanting, engaging, and restful." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A lovely, warm, emotive story which warms both heart and soul." - Resource Links

"The text is lyrical...with greatly lulling effect...MacKay's evocatively lit cut- and marbled-paper dioramas are equally soothing, rendered in pastel twilight tones that suit the mood...A seaside bedtime idyll." - Kirkus Reviews

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