Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beach Day by Karen Roosa

Title: Beach Day
Author: Karen Roosa
Illustrator: Maggie Smith
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: May 2002
Source: Paperback 
In this charming picture book, a cheerful family tumbles out of the car and onto the beach, ready for a perfect day. Buoyant verse just right for reading aloud and bright, playful illustrations capture the singular feeling of a hazy, lazy day by the ocean, complete with a ball game with new friends, water-skiers and sailboats, and a picnic lunch of fried chicken and deviled eggs. This book is a captivating introduction to the beach for young children and an irresistible gift for beach lovers of any age. 

Cutie Pie's Thoughts:

What is this book about?
A family going to the beach and then going home. And they have fun.

What was your favorite part of the story?
When the waves were sparkling. It was pink, blue, green, and yellow.

Why did you like it?
 Because the waves are beautiful.

Is there anything you didn't like about this book?
No, it was good.

Do you like the illustrations?
Yes. Because it illustrated and described the story well.

Who do you think will like this book?
Everyone that likes the beach.

Cutie Pie's Rating:

My Thoughts:

This book pretty much covers a day at the beach. Kids playing in the sand and playing ball. Having a picnic. Even mentions a seagull.
I found this book to be cute and fun. It covers a lot of the fun stuff you can do and find at the beach. And it rhymes, which is fun. It also shows some of the things that can be done in the water like sailing, boating, and water-skiers.
I think the pictures are my favorite part. The illustrator did an amazing job with the pictures in this book. They have a lot of detail and bright fun colors. I especially love the shades used for the sparkling water and the sunset. Definitely a wonderful depiction of the beach.

This is a wonderful summer-fun book to read.

I think both younger children and older children can appreciate this book. Both of my daughters really enjoyed listening to this story.
It made them want to go to the beach.

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