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Title:
How will we get to the beach?
Author:
Luciani, Brigitte.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Wer fährt mit ans Meer? English
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary:
The reader is asked to guess what Roxanne must leave behind (ball, umbrella, book, turtle, or baby) as she tries various means of transportation to get to the beach.
General Note:
"A Michael Neugebauer book."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 41009.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780735812680

9780735812697
Format :
Book

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One beautiful summer day Roxanne decides to go to the beach. She loads up the car with everything she wants to take with her: the turtle/ the umbrella/ the book of wonderful stories/ the ball/ and/ of course/ her baby. But the car won't start. Undaunted, Roxanne decides to take the bus to the beach. But something can't go on the bus. Whenever Roxanne comes up with a new way to get to the beach she discovers she must leave something behind-and children will have great fun guessing just what's missing each time.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. This clever guessing-game story will sharpen observation skills in a fun way. Roxanne sets off for the beach with five things: a turtle, an umbrella, a book, a ball, and her baby. When her car won't start, resourceful Roxanne tries alternate methods of transportation: bus, bike, skateboard, even a kayak. Each time something has to be left behind, and youngsters are asked to identify the item. The illustrations play a key role, and Tharlet's perky pictures are up to the challenge. The five objects are depicted in bright colors while almost everything else in the scene is muted, making it easy for youngsters to spot the items and identify what is missing. The guessing game can be modified depending on the age and ability of the audience. For example older kids might be asked to use reasoning skills instead of the pictures to identify which of the five items can't go on the bus. And since colors play a dominant role, the book can also be used with younger children for color identification activities. Interactive fun. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Roxanne is headed for the beach on a beautiful summer day. She is taking her baby, an umbrella, a book, a ball, and their turtle. Getting there proves to be quite an adventure. First, the young woman's car breaks down. Then each alternate form of transportation-a bus, a bicycle, a skateboard, a kayak, and a hot-air balloon-is unsuitable because one of the five items doesn't fit. Each time, readers must guess which one it is. Finally, a farmer with his horse and cart comes along and gives Roxanne and her entourage a lift. The writing is spare, yet the story flows seamlessly. The repeated phrase "But something couldn't go with them. What was it?" ties each adventure together and keeps readers wondering how Roxanne is going to get to her destination. The vivid illustrations convey all the effort and frustration that she experiences. Though on the surface the colorful pictures appear simple, details abound: a ladybug, the baby's pacifier, and the turtle, which on occasion is tied to Roxanne's head. This book also introduces the concepts of color (red, orange, yellow, green, and blue) and counting. Text and pictures mesh beautifully. Toddlers will love the uncomplicated story, while older preschoolers will be involved in guessing what must be left behind. An absolute delight.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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