Gretchen Over the Beach
I did like the point that it's possible to make your own fun.
Gretchen's siblings and parents ignore her when they go to the beach, so she realizes she has to make her own fun. When her hat blows away, she barely catches it and is lifted up into the sky. Thus begins her adventure.
This one was okay, but really nothing more than that. It felt forgettable, unexceptional, while my seven-year-old described it as "boring" and "annoying." If on the library shelves it might ...more
Colorful illustrations and simple text make for a fun read.
R.W. Alley has illustrated more than one hundred children's books, including the popular Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond.
In 2010, he received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award for Pearl and Wagner One Funny Day by Kate McMullan. In 2008, There’s a Wolf at the Door by Zoë B. Alley was selected as a Washington Post Best Book of the Year.
Mr. Alley’s newest books include:
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