Big PB Planet applause for Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep by Susan Lendroth, illustrated by Raúl Allén (Tricycle Press, Ten Speed Press, 2008). When a 19th-century girl’s merchant father departs on a year-long trading voyage to China, she beseeches the wide, deep ocean to keep him safe. This heartfelt, beautifully-crafted tale-in-verse, complete with gorgeous illustrations depicting the changing seasons and changing family, is likely to elicit a tear or two. (In the library. When you don’t have any tissues.) Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today.