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AT THE BOARDWALK

Author: Kelly Ramsdell Fineman

Illustrator: Monica Armino

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Publisher: Tiger Tales, ©2012

Material: hard cover

Summary: So much happens on the boardwalk. Through word and illustration, discover all the activities and things you can do on the boardwalk. This is an easy reader picture book about a day at the beach.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 7

Reading Level: 1.6

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: At first I was frustrated with the level of repetition, but once I got into the rhythm, they made it fun. This is a book you'll read slowly. There is a lot kids will want to explore in the illustrations well after you've finished reading the two stanzas.

Pros: Family together time, humor, and plenty of visual cues will make this a fun read for kids getting ready to go to the beach.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This would make a fun book for a new reader to share with a younger sibling.

If You Liked This Book, Try: FRECKLES AND THE GREAT BEACH RESCUE   SUNNY BUNNIES   BATS AT THE BEACH

Educational Themes: With very young children you can point out different activities, ask them to point to things or count (balloons, sea gulls, ice cream cones, etc).

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, seasons

Date(s) Reviewed: April 2013

Other Reviews: See Critics Reviews at barnesandnoble.com; and reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com.




                 

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