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Beach Is to Fun: A Book of Relationships Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805073159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805073157
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #939,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3–This celebration of words describes summertime fun. Each spread contains a pair of rhyming analogies, such as "Sea is to salty as candy is to sweet./Hat is to head as sandals are to feet." Although some of the word choices seem forced to fit the rhyme scheme, many of the comparisons are clever, such as "Grains are to beach as drops are to sea./Gramps is to Dad as Dad is to me." The vibrant acrylic-and-pastel paintings feature a boy, a girl, and their quirky dog enjoying a variety of activities: swimming in the ocean, playing ball, building sand castles, visiting the playground, and spending a day at the pool. The bright, eclectic illustrations are infused with energy and include many amusing details–the dog reads a newspaper in a lounge chair, the boy rafts down a river past several African animals, a poodle in a convertible puts on makeup. Children will enjoy this cheery lesson on word relationships.–Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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From Booklist

PreS-Gr. 3. Brisson introduces verbal analogies in a playful picture book that makes a game of connecting words in meaningful ways. The result is plenty of fun as well as a different way of thinking about the logical relationships between words, relationships phrased in a way that is closer structurally to mathematical equations than to everyday speech: "Sun is to yellow / as cloud is to white. / Up is to down / as left is to right." Each wide, double-page spread features two couplets illustrated in jaunty acrylic-and-pastel pictures that are energized by bold color combinations. Younger children will be satisfied listening to the rhyming couplets bounce along, but older ones may enjoy the inherent challenge the rhymes present. Parents and teachers using the book may be looking down the road toward standardized tests and even verbal SATs, but Brisson's playful approach gives children a more immediate and inviting reason to look for relationships between paired words. Carolyn Phelan
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Bell VINE VOICE on May 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book gets applause and 5 stars from me. The artwork is colorful, beckoning each reader to come in and have fun.

The rhyming prose speaks in a child's language, engaging them to think in the form of analogies.

"Gull is to sky as shell is to sand. Child is to family as finger is to hand."

"Water is to wet as towel is to dry. Arm is to swim and wing is to fly."

These are just some of the examples. The sensory detail is rich and inviting. Going on a car journey? What a great game to have your children think of their own analogies.
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This text looks poetically at analogies, but does not simplify them for beginners. As a book, it came off somewhat disorganized and flat.
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By a mom on September 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
As a speech pathologist in a public school, I love this book to introduce analogies in a fun enjoyable way. The only problem I have with it is one of the analogies is incorrect. One of the analogies was: Knight is to castle as small is to large. ??? That doesn't make sense to me. I changed that analogy and the next one so that it would rhyme: Knight is to castle as dragon is to moat. Road is to wagon as ocean is to boat. (Instead of barge).
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