An evocative and beautiful bedtime picture book that distils the essence of summer at the beach—skin sticky with salt, sandy feet, waves hush-hushing and a shell under the pillow.

This simple poem by internationally renowned Joy Cowley transports the reader instantly to a childhood summer.

Summer holidays by the sea have a rhythm all their own. With a few well chosen images Cowley takes us straight to the end of a long hot day, with beach treasures under the pillow, the sound of the waves and the salty smell of the sea.

Hilary Jean Tapper’s warm watercolour and ink illustrations bring to vivid life a quintessential childhood experience.

"An ideal bedtime story, where every word counts." The Source, Magpies

"One you will read so often, you’ll know it off by heart and your kids will start joining in." The Sapling

"As soothing as that rhythm of the surf rolling in, making it a perfect bedtime story at the end of the day." Just So Stories


An ideal bedtime story, where every word counts.

The Source, Magpies

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