From fishing in the canal to watching the ferry come in, the familiar sights and sounds of Lewes, Delaware are captured in this charming picture book illustrated by Emory Au. Children will recognize activities such as digging for treasure on the beach, watching the dolphins frolic, going on the rides in Rehoboth, and visiting the Zwaanendael Museum. Geared for children ages 2-8, but easily enjoyed by younger and older children, as well as their parents and grandparents. Residents and vacationers alike will want to make this part of their home library. The delightful rhyming text is complemented by intentionally inclusive illustrations.
A Lewes ABC by Nancy Sakaduski is a charming, whimsical book, combining a special place and a child’s experience of being at the seashore. The language is bright, rhythmic, and beautifully descriptive. It should be appealing to any young child who can identify with any of the ordinary but exciting events of a day at the beach. The text and illustrations work well together.
– Delaware Press Association judge, when giving A Lewes ABC the first-place award for children’s fiction in 2015.