PreS A young preschooler accompanies her mother to the beach and in a first-person narrative describes familiar beach activities such as putting on sunscreen and chasing sandpipers. The clear and simple watercolor illustrations have a traditional Rockwell look to them with softly rounded shapes rendered in seaside tones. The concepts presented are appropriate as an introduction for this age, but the uninspired text, composed of a series of statements (``I wear my bathing suit,'' ``I wade in the water''), convey a staccato feeling to the experience. It raises one questiondoes simple have to be simplistic? A better choice is Helen Oxenbury's Beach Day (Dial, 1982). Caroline Ward, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, N.Y.
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Anne Rockwell has written numerous books for children, including At the Beach and The First Snowfall, both illustrated by Harlow Rockwell. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
Harlow Rockwell was an acclaimed artist and was often his wife Anne Rockwell’s collaborator on her books, among them At the Beach, The First Snowfall, and My Spring Robin.
Cute book. We use it in preschool when we're doing our beach theme.Published 11 hours ago by MamaBear
Best book to read to toddlers before heading to the beach. We read it over and over.Published 7 months ago by Sharon J. burnham
A rather simple account of a day at the beach. Nice but nothing special but for small children just beginning to read this would be OK.Published 7 months ago by Bob Walch
We live on the coast and this is one of the three books I purchased for our 3yr old granddaughter's birthday! It's a hit!Published 10 months ago by Gran2Four
Super fun book to read on the way to our beach vacation this year!!!!Published 11 months ago by Libby