Overview

There's nothing quite like a day at the beach! And Alice Schertle and Barbara Lavallee's clever companion to All You Need for a Snowman is the perfect recipe for fun in the sun. Plant a yellow umbrella in the sand, roll out a beach towel, and pour a glass of frosty lemonade. . . .

But wait! What's the most important part of a beach? A surprise ending will inspire young ...
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All You Need for a Beach

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Overview

There's nothing quite like a day at the beach! And Alice Schertle and Barbara Lavallee's clever companion to All You Need for a Snowman is the perfect recipe for fun in the sun. Plant a yellow umbrella in the sand, roll out a beach towel, and pour a glass of frosty lemonade. . . .

But wait! What's the most important part of a beach? A surprise ending will inspire young adventurers everywhere to don their shades and head for the beach.

Rhyming text describes items essential for fun at the beach, from the first grain of sand, to a beach umbrella, to a bucket and shovel, to the waves rolling in to tickle your toes.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kids trade their winter coats for swimsuits in All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle, illus. by Barbara Lavallee. As in their All You Need for a Snowman, author and artist evoke an experience as an accretion of "necessary" details-and children. "One grain of sand, like the smallest seed, one tiny grain, that's all you need for a beach!" the text declares. Subsequent admonitions ("Wait!"; "But") lead to additional beach necessities such as the sun, toys, snacks, sea birds and, of course, the ocean. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Are you dying to get to a beach? Have you forgotten what the sand between your toes feels like on a hot summer day? Or maybe you are a young reader and you have never been to a beach? Then this is the book for you! All you need for a beach is this charming, summer book filled with beautiful, soft, illustrations that give the true sense of sand between your toes. The repetition will have younger readers asking for the story again and again, until the text is memorized. The layout of the story is unique as words located at the bottom of each page prompt the reader to keep turning the page. However, the best part of the story is the toes that tickle in the waves. So, get going! All you need for a good beach book for young readers is this one! 2004, Harcourt Inc, Ages 3 to 5.
—Mindy Hardwick
School Library Journal
PreS-In the same playful, rhyming style as in this pair's All You Need for a Snowman (Harcourt, 2002), this story unfolds. "One grain of sand/like the smallest seed,/-that's all you need/for a beach!/Except for/-Trillions of grains of sand,/and EACH/is one small piece/of your very own beach!" Add to that sun, birds, water, balls, umbrellas, towels, lemonade, and "YOU!" Children will delight in the exuberance of the text and the vibrant illustrations that bring all of the sights, smells, and textures to life. The characters in the gouache-and-watercolor illustrations are similar to those in Snowman, but they have a wonderful, soft quality that perfectly conveys the hazy lazy joy of being at the shore. A good choice for reading aloud.-Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547564289
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,066,137
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • File size: 52 MB
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Meet the Author

ALICE SCHERTLE is an acclaimed poet with many picture books to her credit, including Down the Road, illustrated by E. B. Lewis, and William and Grandpa, illustrated by Lydia Dabcovich, which received the Christopher Medal. She lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

BARBARA LAVALLEE is an artist and illustrator best known for Mama, Do You Love Me?, written by Barbara M. Joosse. She lives in Alaska.

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