A day of beachcombing is a day filled with salty sea air, enchanting seashells, and exciting discoveries. The ocean holds so much beauty and adventure, and it leaves so many treasures on its shores. Let’s explore these seaside treasures.

An essential sea glass–hunting handbook for kids. With helpful advice, like “make sure no one’s home!” before taking a snail shell, and fascinating facts, like how sea glass is formed and where glass fishing floats come from, the gentle and flowing text invites young readers to explore and wonder about everything that washes up on the sand.

Author and illustrator Sarah Grindler’s images are vivid and realistic, showing readers what to look for by the ocean—from purple sea urchin shells (that otters love to much on) to mussel shells, sand dollars, and every colour of sea glass—and encouraging all of us to imagine where those treasures may have come from. A beautiful keepsake as well as a practical guidebook for the young beachcomber.

Sarah Grindler grew up on Salt Spring Island where she gained a deep love for the land and sea, and a passion for illustration. Inspired by nature and story telling, she creates colourful illustration’s for children and adults. She has attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts, the Camosun College Visual Arts program, and a continuing studies program in Children’s Picture Book Illustration at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She also received a remarkable education with her library card. She now lives in a seaside cottage with her wonderful husband Jason and Puss Puss the cat.

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