Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip” as Want to Read:
Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip (Brownie & Pearl)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  163 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews

It’s a hot summer day, and Brownie and Pearl are off to take a dip in their small blue backyard pool. They grab their bathing suits, their beach ball, and their super-chic sunglasses and get ready to soak. But when—oops!—Pearl takes a surprise spill into the water, will Brownie be able to revive her pal’s sopping-wet spirits?

Complete with lemonade and sunbathing, this Bro

Hardcover, 24 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Beach Lane Books (first published April 1st 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 226)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aug 10, 2011 Tasha rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
It’s a very hot day. After sitting in front of the fan with lemonade, Brownie and Pearl decide to head for the pool. Time for swimsuits, a beach ball and sunglasses. They head to their small pool that is just the right size for both of them. It feels so nice, but then Pearl leans in a little too close and gets a lot wetter than she wanted to. In the end, it still feels nice to have a dip, but also nice to spend time drying out in the sun.

Rylant has created a very cheery series for toddlers. Brow
Jean Odom
Jun 01, 2016 Jean Odom rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sabrina
My daughter has all of the Brownie and Pearl books. Although she is almost 10 now and has graduated to reading long novels, she still loves the beautiful pictures and sweet stories of the Brownie and Pearl series. We had many a wonderful story time before bed reading them and they are a treasured collection.
Elizabeth Parks
Aug 02, 2014 Elizabeth Parks rated it liked it
The kind of book that your 18 month old will want to read seven times in a row and you'll wonder why.
Dec 03, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Shelves: childrens, pets, 2011
This is another fun book in the Brownie & Pearl series of beginning reader books by Cynthia Rylant and Brian Biggs. They are colorful, with simple narratives and our youngest loves them! I read it aloud to our girls while we were visiting the library after an educational program that we attended there. We enjoyed reading this story together.
Sep 08, 2014 Corinne rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
really cute illustrations...not much story.
Jul 19, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Part of our must-read bedtime stories!
Rosemond Cates
Jul 19, 2014 Rosemond Cates rated it liked it
Cute book for early readers
Julia Jasztal
Jan 30, 2013 Julia Jasztal rated it it was ok
Mommy's review from 11/20/11 -

I don't find these stories all that entertaining. Julia likes them but it's far from a love relationship. It's more like a filler-type thing than anything.
The bold font and simple sentences are great for a beginner reader though so that's what we used this for. It's also great because unlike the usual starter books this isn't actually meant for that so there are words not usually found in the others.
(Personally, I always thought Brownie and Pearl books were boring.
Jul 29, 2013 Meredith rated it liked it
Brownie (the little girl) and Pearl (her cat) play in a wading pool.

The Brownie & Pearl series in which the odd idiomatic phrases "get dolled up," "go for a spin," "grab a bite," "hit the hay," "make good," "see the sights," "step out," and "take a dip" are illustrated and explored is extremely cute and a hit with toddler girls. However, my husband and I find the lack of parental supervision is somewhat disturbing.
Jun 02, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: ncbla
To cool off, Brownie and her cat Pearl decide to get in their backyard pool. Pearl gets soaked when she accidentally falls in the water. Then they dry off in the sun. Young readers will be able to relate to the fun. The digital illustrations are colorful and will appeal to young readers, and the book would be a useful read aloud title.
It's a hot summer day, and Brownie and Pearl are off to take a dip in their small blue pool. They grab their bathing suits, their beach ball, and their super-chic sunglasses and get ready to soak. But when--oops!--Pearl takes a surprise spill into the water, will Brownie be able to revive her pal's sopping-wet spirits?
Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
Using simple sentences describing the action and objects found in the illustrations, this book provides a great read aloud for babies and pre-verbal toddlers as well as beginning readers. Enjoy the story of a young girl and her cat getting ready to go for a swim to cool off and then warm up again in the sun.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
Apr 03, 2011 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) rated it really liked it
Brownie & Pearl think a dip in the pool would be nice on such a hot day. However, Pearl gets a little more than she bargained for with the water. The illustrations really bring the text to life. Love Brownie & Pearl in their sunglasses and sunning themselves on a beach blanket.

Destiny Dawn Long
I liked Brownie & Pearl Step Out better. That one had a nice message about overcoming shyness. This one, on the other hand, is just a fluffy story about swimming in a kiddie pool. It's not bad... just sort of pointless? My daughter liked it, though.
Oct 05, 2013 Alice rated it really liked it
Great early reader for little girls. The pictures are absolutely adorable, the story is cute, and I think I love Brownie and Pearl. Brownie is a girly girl no doubt but she still is up for an adventure! Really liked this one!
Aug 20, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it
Another perfect read and way to end the summer. Simple text and lovely pictures are perfect for younger kids and those young-at-heart! I also love Brownie & Pearl!
Jeanette Johnson
Nov 22, 2011 Jeanette Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
It's a hot day and Brownie and Pearl decide to go swimming. Brownie falls in, and being a cat, does not appreciate the water. She decides to enjoy the sun instead.
Sep 08, 2011 Meredith rated it really liked it
My three year old loves this book, she asks to read it every night at bedtime. We will be checking out some of the other Brownie and Pearl books.
Aug 28, 2012 Alice rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2-years-old
Mommy review:
This was a fun read especially when we started going to the pool.
We both really like this series about a girl and her cat.
Jun 30, 2011 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, summer, swimming
I like the bright bold pictures in this book but the story is literally "Takes a Dip." Very short, no surprises here.
Dec 12, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Just found this series by Cynthia Rylant. Very colorful and fun. My 2 year old daughter loves them.
Brownie and her cat, Pearl, set out for a day at the pool--bold illustrations and charming characters.
Mar 21, 2013 ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ rated it really liked it
Shelves: y-childrens
Nice short for young children about a little girl and her cat taking a dip in her pool on a hot summer day
Aug 05, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Use in classroom:
Idioms (take a dip),adjectives and sentence syntax, pets, summer season.
Mandy Robek
Dec 30, 2014 Mandy Robek rated it really liked it
A fun read to kick off summer reading and model connections.
Liz Todd
Nov 16, 2013 Liz Todd rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book, graely
Adorable. A new favorite series, perfect for a 3 year old!
May 10, 2011 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
Is this one eligible for the Siebert award? If so, it has my vote.
Read during the Heat Wave for Bunny Hop. It was a big hit!
Aug 14, 2012 John added it
A great summer toddler storytime read!
Franki Sibberson
A fun addition to this series!
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Overboard!
  • Please Take Me For a Walk
  • The Pirate of Kindergarten
  • Jingle-Jingle
  • Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
  • Meeow and the Pots and Pans
  • Mouse's First Summer
  • Cat Nap
  • A Dog Is a Dog
  • DogFish
  • I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
  • Shout! Shout It Out!
  • Race You to Bed
  • Penguin on Vacation
  • Posy
  • The Baby Sister
  • When Charley Met Grampa
  • Robot Zombie Frankenstein!
An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she ...more
More about Cynthia Rylant...

Other Books in the Series

Brownie & Pearl (8 books)
  • Brownie & Pearl Step Out
  • Brownie & Pearl Get Dolled Up
  • Brownie & Pearl See the Sights
  • Brownie & Pearl Grab a Bite
  • Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay
  • Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin
  • Brownie & Pearl Make Good

Share This Book