Seaside Dream

Review

by PaperTigers



"Seaside Dream was a worthy winner of a Lee & Low New Voices Award Honor and the story has been further enhanced on publication by Lambert Davis’ illustrations, which perfectly convey the happy, relaxed sharing of the family get-together and the empathy between Grandma and Cora in particular. The blues of the sea and sky and the yellow of the sand are reflected in the interiors too, giving the whole book a welcoming feel that that draws readers into the celebrations. It is noteworthy that we don’t actually meet Cora’s parents in the course of the story, meaning there is no distraction from the focus on the grandmother-granddaughter relationship. In the meantime, Cora and Grandma’s love for each other will spill over from the story to warm readers’ hearts."