At the Beachby Elizabeth Spurr, Manelle Oliphant
During a day at the beach, a young boy digs in the sand and makes a sand birthday cake, then loses it to the waves. His mother distracts him with a picnic and he falls asleep at the end of a full and happy day.
PreS—Using succinct rhymes, this sturdy board book details a boy's day at the seaside. Situated on the water's edge, he intently digs in the sand with his spade to fill a bucket. Carefully, he pats and overturns his bucket to "bake" a cake. He adds sticks in place of candles and a ring of shells at the base to fashion a pretend birthday cake. Soon after, the tide comes in and devours it. Tears are quickly wiped away when Mom calls him for lunch, a nap, and dreams of the beach. The gentle scenes are depicted in watercolor and pencil, with one or two words per page, e.g., "Dig," "Fill," "Pat," Bake." This simple story will resonate with parents and children.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ
- Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 4 Years
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