A wordless book? Yes! 'Wave' beautifully illustrates a child's day at the beach. With great joy and followed by a flock of seagulls, a girl runs toward a breaking wave and begins a silent dance. She chases the wave, runs from its surge, splashes and finally gives in to the inevitable crash of the water and discovers some unexpected treasures from the sea. This book is equally perfect as a shared experience or for the solitary enjoyment of a child's imagination.
'Wave' won the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book in 2008. And remember, until the end of January at Hip Baby, buy your first book and get 25% of the second (of lesser value). A great time to give the gift of books.