Down East 2013 ©
What happens to the denizens of the tidal zone when the sea recedes? This is the question that award-winning author Fran Hodgkins answers in a playful yet instructive way. Children are introduced to crabs, sea urchins, mussels, sea worms, starfish, lobsters, periwinkles, and other creatures that must adapt to constantly changing conditions. Using vibrant colors and true-to-life detail, illustrator Jim Sollers documents the survival techniques used by these varied citizens of the shoreline.