The Wild Waves Whist: An Ageless Story from Shakespeare's the Tempest
Erin Nelsen Parekh, Mehrdokht Amini
(Drivel & Drool, March 1, 2019)
A verdant seaside full of wildlife and natural beauty is the backdrop as two children of color turn a day of exploring into a joyful adventure. The quotable Shakespeare text becomes a story as the friends venture from bright coast to sheltered glade and commanding hilltop, evoking the magic of The Tempest for those familiar, and stirring a straightforward love of language in those seeing the words for the first time. Babies and toddlers will enjoy pointing out the various animals peeking through the trees and vines, and the exuberant rooster will make an impression on young and old. Other animals include a turtle, fish, seagulls, heron, flamingo, hummingbird, toucan, crab, sloth, monkey, and deer.