The Sea Serpent and Me
By Daska Slater; illustrated by Catia Chen.
Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Unpaged. Picture book.
When a tiny sea serpent slides out of the faucet and into the bathtub, he and a young girl become close friends. They play together, sing songs, and talk of the sea. However, the sea serpent is growing at an alarming rate--too fast to be comfortable in a house or even on land. They both know he belongs in the sea and that the little girl belongs on land.
This is a lovely story about a special friendship and about loving someone enough to not only let them go but to encourage them on. This book is a great book for any person of any age.