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Will Goes to the Beach Hardcover – September 30, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: R & S Books (September 30, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9129629144
  • ISBN-13: 978-9129629149
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,192,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Will and his mother prepare for an afternoon excursion by packing a picnic lunch, putting on their helmets, and riding their bikes to the beach. Their decision to swim is not thwarted by rain (something that sends the other beach goers to safety); Will and Mama swim and come out when the shower stops. The cartoon figures filled in with soft watercolors are pleasant except for the bright red slash that is Mama's mouth. The translation is wooden and could cause confusion (Will brings his "swim ring"). With fine beach books like Evan Levine's Not the Piano, Mrs. Medley! (Orchard, 1991) and Judith Richardson's The Way Home (Macmillan, 1994), this one is a marginal purchase.
Ann Cook, Winter Park Public Library, FL
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Ages 3^-5. Young Will and his mother pack a lunch, and they bicycle down to the beach. Everything looks fine until Mama says, "Let's practice swimming today." Suddenly the beach seems crowded, rain starts to fall, and Will is cold. When he tests the water, though, Will finds it warm and welcoming. Soon he's taking tentative swimming strokes and feeling good about his progress. The story line may be slight, but this picture book will please many preschoolers with its understated depiction of familiar emotions. The ink drawings, brightened with delicate watercolor washes, deftly express nuances of action and feeling. A pleasant excursion for children who enjoyed Will's New Cap (1992), Will Gets a Haircut (1993), and Will Goes to the Post Office (1994). Carolyn Phelan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gma Amy on March 2, 2012
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Cute story, wonderful illustrations. Not a wordy book. Very enjoyable to read and share. Relates to fear of water and overcoming it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on September 5, 2006
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We love all four Will books (still...my son is 7 but has been liking them since age 2). They're sort of wistful and quiet and wonderful, and characters in one sometimes appear in another. This is our favorite, though. So of course, we have to buy it for all our friends who have children now...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shakti on November 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
Olof and Lena Landstrom are one of our favorite authors at home. My son (3.5) loves both the Will series as well as the Boo and Baa series and we have copies of most of them. Very clear and simple and excellent for pre-school reading with lovely artwork.
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My family loved all the quiet but funny Will stories, but this is my favorite. The texts are all pretty short, with funny little details in the illustrations. In this one, Will and his mama ride their bikes to the beach, but Will gets nervous when his mama suggests he practice swimming. However, after a brief rain shower, while she's swimming, he ventures in, and while crawling along the bottom, he suddenly discovers that he's swimming! Sometimes a new ability can sneak up on you like that. I love the mom in these books: nice and squashy, and determined to swim once she's packed the picnic and made the trip--we've all been there! A very satisfying book about facing your fears. I've read this to library storytimes and there's always sort of a little sigh at the end!
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