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At the Beach

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  11 reviews
There's so much to do at the beach! There are sand castles to build, seashells to gather, sandpipers to run with, and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade of a bright beach umbrella.
Anne and Harlow Rockwell capture the joy of a child's day at the beach in clear, vivid images as they explore the world of the seashore through the eyes of the very young.
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Paperback, 24 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Aladdin (first published March 31st 1987)
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The Library Lady
Feb 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is part of a cycle of 4 books about the seasons. (The others are My Spring Robin,Apples and Pumpkins and The First Snowfall) And at the age of 2, my daughter one wanted one of these read to her every night.

The Rockwells wrote their books at just the right level for a small child. Simply told with just enough words and pictures with enough small details to catch a young child's eye--not in-jokes for adults or flourishes to show off the artist's talent. But that doesn't mean these are "Barney
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Sandra Guerfi
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Take a trip with this little girl and her mom as they get themselves ready to spend an exciting day at the beach doing all sorts of cool things. Perfect introduction read about going to the beach for little ones.
Eva Kelly
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
This one was OK but it could have used a little more excitement. But I guess when you're at the beach you don't want things to get TOO exciting. Like sharks or a jellyfish, or having sand in your lunch.
The girl had red hair like Mama but the mom did NOT have blonde hair like Mimi.
The beach we went to was all little rocks and hardly any sand so maybe that was why their lunch didn't get sand in it.
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Ina
Aug 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-reads
Another day of activity at the beach! Lovely illustrations and simple text describes all sorts of beach activities. The kids expected the last page to describe the ride home, but this book only takes the reader through lunch!
Mary
This is a good book for young children about the beach and all of the things that one can do there. It would be a good story to read with a child who has or will travel to the beach.
Bree
Notes:
best for age 2-3
girl goes to ocean beach with mother
simple illustrations
engaging and timeless
Bill
Jun 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: informational
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Syntha Green
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
What else is there to say except Anne Rockwell. Great, simple exploration of a day at the beach.
Dewey
May 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: beach
It's descriptive, short enough for a babytime while still having enough to work for older groups. Nothing super amazing, though. ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
Read at at ocean-themed story times during daycare visits on 6/19/13: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/... ...more
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