Under the Sea

A Coloring/Activity Book for Children

Children - Educational
34 Pages
Reviewed on 07/07/2016
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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In a delightful new offering by author Patricia May, Under the Sea: A Seashell Meditation for Children - A Coloring & Activity Book, readers (and 'color-ers') will find a sweet story with wonderful illustrations to keep them engaged from the beginning all the way through to the end. The simple rhyming story line pairs beautifully with the illustrations, and the book begs to be colored in. With the huge popularity of coloring books geared towards adults and their many benefits, both medical and for relaxation purposes, it only makes sense that a similar tool could be utilized with children. The focus on the basics of meditation is also very useful and could be a skill that children would be able to carry through to their adulthood.

I found Under the Sea to be a wonderful book. The story is one that could be re-read to children, time and again, even after all of the coloring pages are completed. Even as an adult, I would find the lovely illustrations, beautifully completed by illustrator Don Samson, restful and a joy to color. Author Patricia May has prepared a great and simple story line that children of many ages will appreciate, and one that will encourage them to focus and practice their attention related skills as well. I very highly recommend Under the Sea: A Seashell Meditation for Children to any child and their caregivers. I certainly hope that this wonderful team of author and illustrator will collaborate again for a similar project in the future. I, for one, will be keeping a lookout for something!