Meet Me By the Sea
Taltal Levi’s spare text and delicate pastel-hued illustrations celebrate courage, discovery, and the power of family.
The graceful curves of trees waving in the wind, the gold of the grass, and the russet of the fox testify to ways that solitude can give sustenance when people can’t, and offers refuge until they can.
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of a young white child who feels invisible to her family.
School Library Journal
The highly relatable feeling of being invisible, the little girl’s independence, and the loving conclusion all add up to a satisfying picture book.
Susan Dove Lempke, The Horn Book
Levi's detailed drawings add excitement to this simple story; the birds and animals create a sense of depth and character, as does the overnight scene in the center of the book...The social-emotional potential also abounds, providing caretakers and educators points of departure for conversations on bravery, independence, and loneliness. A soft-spoken marvel.
James Smith, Children's Literature Reviews
Beguiling, velvety golds, russets, and greens dominate. Words and art combine to tell a story infused with mystery and wonder, a story that honors nature’s ability to provide a space for contemplation and maybe a little bit of healing.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
- Society of Illustrators Original Art, 2021