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And the Tide Comes in...: 03/28/15
And the Tide Comes In... by Merryl Alber and Mihran Turley is about a young girl showing her cousin around their nearby Georgia coastal salt marsh.
Their tour of the marsh extends over the course of a couple of days. What they see and where they can go is determined by the tides, the weather, and the time of day.
As the cousin learns about and explores the marsh she is introduced to the intertidal ecosystems: the creatures who live in the mud, the plants that can live in both salt and fresh water, the birds and the mammals who call that area home.
My daughter and I read this book together. Although the flora and fauna are different, the ecosystem is still close to our own Bay Area salt marshes. The book gave us an opportunity to talk about how the tides affect our local coastline.