The little blue house in this lovely, lyrical book could be overlooking any ocean, and the narrator could be any child anywhere, gazing out over the waters, thinking about all the places she could go and imagining other little blue houses on other shores, with other children gazing back. What child doesn't love walking in the surf, feeling the water steal the sand from beneath her toes as a wave retreats? Who doesn't love the salty smell of the air and the sight of ships far out on the horizon? What happens in the oceans is critically important to life on Earth. That's why the girl in her little blue house wants to believe that the children gazing back from far over the horizon love the oceans as she does and wants to keep them safe, alive, and beautiful.