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The Sea Monster

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The sea monster lives down at the bottom of the ocean, but one day he sits among the rocks on the shore and watches a boy and his dog playing in the rock pools. Suddenly, the current carries the boy's toy boat out among the waves, and when he tries to reach it the boy is swept far out to sea. An old fisherman tries to rescue him and receives help from an unexpected quarter ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Red Fox
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

Most of the time, the sea monster sits quietly in the rocks, but when a boy’s sailboat drifts out to sea and the boy swims out after the boat, the monster must take action. An old fisherman hears the cries of the boy’s dog and he rows out to help.

A surprising story. Quiet. Suspenseful. A satisfying ending.

Far out into the ocean the old fisherman rowed,
but he saw no sign of the boy. The waves grew
big and the sky grew dark and the old man
had almost given up hope, when suddenly
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Mya picked this one up at the library; Jamin adores it. A young boy and his dog go out to play with a toy boat at the beach while a lonely sea monster watches surreptitiously from behind the rocks and an old retired captain works on toy model boats in a cabin on the cliff above. The boy’s boat is washed out to sea. The boy swims out to retrieve it, only to find he can’t make it back to shore. The dog, the old man and the sea monster all play their own role in the boy’s rescue. It’s a beautifully ...more
Oct 03, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a children's picture book. There is a great sea monster who sometimes likes to come to the beach and sit among the rocks. Here comes a little boy and his dog, who have an adventure with the sea monster, but they don't even know it!
Jan 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is such an imaginative book, with a fantastic sea creature that is curious and kind. The narrative is entertaining to read aloud and the illustrations are terrific. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1storytime-books
I read this to K-3 classes. Wormell has such a wonderful way of getting kids thinking. A scary/ugly sea monster lurking on the beach, staring at people. But the usual formula of scary/dangerous as appealing entertainment gets turned into something much more interesting.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved the pictures! Wonderful story.
Erroll Treslan
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We took 20 books out from our local public library today and this one was the hands down favorite.
Ciaran Mealer
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was beautifully written, illustrated, and conceived. I love the depiction of the Sea Monster.
Absolutely beautiful, and my kids like finding the sea monster hidden in the pictures.
Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, kids-books
Warm, gentle, love-wrought story full of nuance and character. Art and text dovetail perfectly.
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