Cover image for Sand castle
Title:
Sand castle
Author:
Yee, Brenda Shannon.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Jen starts to build a sand castle at the beach, and others come along to help make the moat, path, wall, and road around it.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 140 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.4 1 Quiz: 31485 Guided reading level: E.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780688161941
Format :
Book

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Jen was building a sand castle. "Can I help?" asked a boy with a bucket. And that was just the beginning. Each new helper knew exactly what the castle needed: a moat, a wall, a path, a road. The castle grew higher and more magnificent. The five new friends were filled with admiration. And then it was time to go home. But how could they leave it? It was Jen, the first builder, who knew just knew just what to do...


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2A cumulative tale thats perfect for summertime sharing. As Jen builds a sand castle, a boy comes along, asks if he can help, and then uses his bucket to dig a moat. One by one, more children join in to construct a path, a road, and a wall. With each newcomer, a line is added to the refrain of the rhythmic text: The castle grew taller. The moat grew deeper. The path grew wider. The wall grew longer. The repetition and simplicity of the words make the story a smart selection for both newly independent readers and for reading aloud. The palette in the watercolor-and-pencil illustrations brings to mind the beach on a less-than-perfect dayjust the time for playing on the shore rather than swimming. The textured tan and beige sand contrasts with the smooth pale blue of the lake. The multiethnic characters are all well drawn and small details give them lots of personality. A breezy story about cooperation, construction, and camaraderie.Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Childrens Museum, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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