From School Library Journal
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.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
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