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See the Ocean Download ô 2 Á A beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written picture book about Nellie a little girl that is blind Estelle Condra the author who has experienced a severe loss of her sight has told Nellie's story in such a way that it will bring tears to your eyes A great story for teaching children about those that are less fortunate thNdra the author who has experienced a severe loss of her sight has told Nellie's story in such a way that it will. This is a wonderful tale about a family that focuses on their vacations to the seashore The relationships between the siblings is depicted in an all too honest manner and the youngest sister's disability is not revealed until the end I loved the illustrations they reminded me of picturesue impressionist paintings And the narrative is somewhat mundane but not in a bad way; it simply describes the day to day interaction of a family with young children on vacation We enjoyed reading this book together This book was featured as one of the selections for the June 2011 Persons Facing Physical Challenges discussion at the Picture Book Club in the Children's Books group here at Goodreads I'm glad that we had the opportunity to read this book I asked our girls when they first realized that the little girl was blind and although my youngest said that she knew it right away our oldest admitted that she didn't see it until the end and I think that was true for both of them I knew based on the book club discussion that she was blind but I wonder if it would have changed my perspective on the book if I hadn't

Estelle Condra æ 2 Summary

Bring tears to your eyes A great story for teaching children about those that are less fortunate than they might b. This tale of Nelle and her brothers takes readers on a sensory journey as we learn to experience The Ocean in new ways I would read this to my 4th and 5th grade writers to explore concepts of figurative language setting character theme For younger children this is suitable as an entry into the idea of using all our senses

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See the OceanA beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written picture book about Nellie a little girl that is blind Estelle Co. Well I was grateful for the last few pages as they definitely cheered me up and I suppose the whole book was supposed to be cheery but I found it to be incredibly poignant The illustrations were so lovely and not able to be appreciated by the blind While my mind went to all my senses that are at work while at the ocean on a beach including smell and touch and taste too as well as sight I was than a bit sad reading this And I wasn’t thrilled with the way Nellie’s brothers treated her though I suppose their communications are common enough for siblings But even so I didn’t find this uite as heartwarming as I think it was meant to be until I got toward the end The pictures are wonderful I wish the story had shown a bit sensitivity and not just awe of differing abilities and strengths Yet the overall message was sweet even as I wish some things had been different As a reading experience I found it interesting enough to really like the book But I’d be careful to who I recommended it and if I read it with children I’d definitely make sure to start some discussion if they did not 3 ½ stars