Riptide

Riptide

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by Frances Ward Weller, Robert J. Blake
     
 

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Riptide Windjammer was an uncommon name for an uncommon dog, a dog who loved the sea and was happiest helping the beach patrol guard the Cape Cod coast where he lived. But the beach patrol didn't need another lifeguard, until the day a real riptide came and Rip the dog became a local hero. Full color.

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Riptide Windjammer was an uncommon name for an uncommon dog, a dog who loved the sea and was happiest helping the beach patrol guard the Cape Cod coast where he lived. But the beach patrol didn't need another lifeguard, until the day a real riptide came and Rip the dog became a local hero. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Based on a true story, this ``deftly told and illustrated'' account of an ocean-loving, life-saving Cape Cod canine, said PW , ``is more than just an exciting dog story.'' Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Zach's dog is no ordinary dog. He's strong, energertic, in constant motion, and loves the ocean, thus living up to his name, Riptide. He's a terror on the beach, a pest to sunbathers, and an annoyance to the beach patrol. He's a year-round beach bum, and a nuisance to all but Zach--until he saves the life of a little girl who's caught in a real riptide. This is a good, solid story, with terse, rhythmic writing. The oil paintings are majestic in their sweeping, panoramic views of the ocean and beaches and countryside of Cape Cod. Riptide almost leaps off every page, so expertly captured are his vitality and love of his turf. This is a book that must be read aloud and savored, so that young listeners can hear the rich text and imagery that resounds like the rolling sea. A rip-roaring good adventure story starring a memorable canine character who's neither sentimentalized nor anthropomorphized. --Trev Jones, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698113862
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a lovely story that was my son's favorite, made more special because the story is true. The paintings used as illustrations are beautiful. I give this book as gifts to students and teachers in reading classes; my dog, Riptide - yes named after the famous Rip - is a therapy dog and the children in all grades in grammar school love to hear the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Thought this wa a very good book. When I was younger I always liked this book, because it was about dogs! I love dogs! I hope others will enjoy it too! Buy it for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The character of Riptide is based on a true story. Knowing this will make this picture book even more nail-biting suspensful as Riptide's adventures on the coast take an unexpected turn. Realistic illustrations make this book an all-around joy to read for children and adults alike.