How Will We Get to the Beach?by Brigitte Luciani, Eve Tharlet (Illustrator), Rosemary Lanning (Translator)
One beautiful summer day Roxanne decides to go to the beach. She loads up the car with everything she wants to take with her: the turtle/ the umbrella/ the book of wonderful stories/ the ball/ and/ of course/ her baby. But the car won't start. Undaunted, Roxanne decides to take the bus to the beach. But something can't go on the bus. Whenever Roxanne comes up with a new way to get to the beach she discovers she must leave something behind-and children will have great fun guessing just what's missing each time.
Author Biography: Brigitte Luciani was born in Hannover, Germany, and now lives in France with her husband and three young daughters. This is her first book for North-South.
Eve Tharlet was born in France and spent most of her childhood in Germany. She studied art in Strasbourg, France. Among her books for North-South are Christmas Won't Wait and the earlier books about Davy and the Rabbit family.
""Text and picturs mesh beautifully. Toddlers will love the uncomplicated story, while older preschoolers will be involved in guessing what must be left behind. An absolute delight.""
- North-South Books, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.83(w) x 11.64(h) x 0.36(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Luciani was born in Hannover, Germany and lives in France with her husband and three children.
Knister lives in Germany.
Eve Tharlet lives in France.
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I just love Roxanne in this book. She is so scattered, a bit disheveled and, yet, so chic and quintessentially French. Alas, despite my French middle name, I am only scattered and disheveled. When I go to the beach, I, like Roxanne, take along five items. We have one item in common -- the little boy -- but then my list becomes quite prosaic, with items like suntan lotion, snacks, towels and a pail. Her list is much more interestingly and logistically challenging. It's great fun to see her different modes of transportation and to see which item cannot go to the beach with her for each mode. The illustrations only add to the fun. Happily, she does make it to the beach with all five items and has a wonderful time.
My 4yr old loves this book. It is an easy flowing read. He loves to point out the cute red lady bug that is found on every page. We've read it every night for the last two weeks. We are looking forward to her other books.
This book is terrific for reading aloud to a group of young children or just one-on- one. It's interesting that even after several times through, some children still struggle with figuring which one is NOT there. The concept of 'what's missing' is useful for young children learning to understand how the text of a book goes along with the pictures.
Both she and I found this book enchanting. The pictures are large and detailed with soft, pleasing colors. Each page reveals a surprise as Roxanne tries to get to the beach without leaving anything behind. We have read it numerous times together with great pleasure. She enjoys trying to guess what's missing on each of Roxanne's attempts.