If you head to the beach this summer, you might want to take along Sand Castle by Brenda Shannon Yee. Jen is building a sand castle. A boy with a bucket asks if he can help build the moat. Then a girl offers to make a path for water to fill the moat. Each new arrival knows exactly what is needed to make a beautiful castle.
Kids ages 4 to 8 will enjoy Yee's easy-to-ready story. She provides an example of the good that can happen when kids work together--making friends, helping others and having fun.
If you're not going to the beach, the art will make you feel like you're there. Thea Kliros uses warm, breezy colors to create a fun-filled summer day.
Order Sand Castles (Greenwillow Books, 1999; ISBN 0688161944) from Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, at (800) 328-4648 or www.augsburgfortress.org.
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