Author: Kiyomi Konagaya
Illustrator: Masamitsu Saito
Translator: Yuki Kaneko
Number of pages: 32
A 2012 Kirkuk Reviews Best Book of the Year
The story of a boy’s visit to the beach, Beach Feet opens with a small boy feeling the heat of the sand and then running towards the ocean. Free and independent, the boy gives himself over to the ocean and the pleasures to be had at the water’s edge. Throughout, the boy’s connection to the beach through his feet - the feel of sand, shells, water - is never lost. Unusual perspectives and a pitch-perfect voice make this a standout.