Cover image for Sea, sand, me!
Title:
Sea, sand, me!
Author:
Hubbell, Patricia.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Summary:
A young girl enjoys building sandcastles, splashing in the sea, and making a new friend during an afternoon at the beach.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.1 0.5 50093.
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ISBN:
9780688173784

9780688173791
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Uncovering seashells...
jumping in the waves...
It's a perfect beach day!
And what better way to spend it
than with a new beach friend?

Patricia Hubbell's light verse skips merrily along, while Lisa Campbell Ernst's playful scenes picture a sea that is justwaiting to be splashed in!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-4. A little girl and her mother drive to the beach, where the child meets a new friend. The children dig in the sand, jump in the waves, and eat their lunches. Finally, it's time to go home. The rhyming text bounces jovially along: "We jump, jump, jump / In the curly-whirly wave. Cold water doesn't scare us / Cause we're brave, brave, brave." The energy and simplicity of the words are well matched by Ernst's clear artwork in ink and sun-bleached pastel washes, which offers large-scale depictions of children, sand, water, and sky. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Mother and daughter pack up the car and head for a day of sand and surf in this wisp of a tale. All kinds of fun await them, including a new friend for the girl, a boy who loves exploring and sand castles as much as she does. "We jump, jump, jump/ In the curly-whirly wave./ Cold water doesn't scare us/ 'Cause we're brave, brave, brave," goes Hubbell's (Bouncing Time) text, as Ernst (Stella Louella's Runaway Book) shows the pair leaping into a fingered curl of the friendly-looking, blue-green surf. The various attractions of the setting are catalogued, but the verses occasionally seem constructed to adhere to the rhyme scheme ("Sand in our belly buttons./ Sand in our pants./ We jump in the water/ And dance, dance, dance"), and the straight-on perspective in the illustrations teeters on monotonous. Ages 3-8. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Through bouncy rhyming text and soft art, the joys of a day at the beach unfold. A young girl and her mother set out for the shore, remembering to bring a "Flippy-floppy sun hat," cookies and lemonade, and lotion to rub on the child's nose. The girl befriends a little boy, and the two youngsters spend the day making a sand castle and exploring the wonders of the beach, from seaweed to starfish. The simple illustrations in pastel tones seem gently tinged with a golden light. On some pages, the spreads become the background for superimposed small, framed scenes that, like photos, have a stop-time effect. This technique helps to bring the story to life and makes it all the more engaging. The book would work well for group or one-on-one sharing.-Genevieve Ceraldi, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.