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At the Beach Paperback – March 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689714947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689714948
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 8.7 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 26, 1999
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This book is excellent for young children and babies who have been or are going to the beach. It tells a sweet tale about a little girl's day at the beach with her mother. The child has experiences that are fairly universal to beach visits: she explores, collects shells, builds in the sand, swims, and eats lunch. The illustrations are simple but cute, and the text is descriptive and short enough for very young readers (including infants). Our toddler adores this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Sowul on March 8, 2010
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My first graders write a narrative about their trip to the beach and this story goes along perfectly with our theme. The cute, vibrant illustrations are detailed and the simple text communicates the joys and pleasures of a trip to the beach. I highly recommend this for ages 2-7.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane L. Fawcett on June 11, 2013
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This simply worded story of a day at the beach is so useful in delivering themed vocabulary to language disabled students. As a speech/language therapist, I am always looking for ways to help students expand their skills through literature and all of Anne Rockwell's books are great resources. This one doesn't disappoint!
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My toddler likes this book, but as often is the case with his likes and dislikes, I can't figure out why. The images are a little clunky, and the language doesn't have the beauty or cleverness of some of the others we enjoy. Go figure!
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