Maya’s Treasure

Picture Book Ages 3-8

Each morning, when the sun rises, Maya and her sister, Alita, go to the shore to collect the beautiful seashells the waves wash up on to the beach overnight. The sisters scrub their finds until they sparkle like stars, then string them together to make beautiful treasures they can sell to the people of their island village. When Alita throws away shells she deems too broken or ugly, Maya collects them and remembers the words of her grandmother: Even the tiniest nub can be quite beautiful. You just have to find the magic in it. But can she turn these clunky shells into something truly special?