A nostalgic reminiscence about a special summer vacation by the shore shares memories of sand castles and sunburns, saltwater taffy and picnics, romping in the waves, playing the sand, long walks on the boardwalks, and Ferris wheel rides.
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With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.
Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.From Publishers Weekly:
Told this vividly, tales of carefree childhood summers can warm the heart in any season. Children as well as parents will willingly accompany Aliki's (Mummies Made in Egypt; Christmas Tree Memories) animated narrator back in time as she shares her memories of seaside vacations in "the big shady house we shared with our relatives." Choosing emblematic details, the author evokes the beach's timeless diversions: the cousins stay in the water so long that "our fingers puckered and our lips turned dark as blueberries"; they "roll in the hot sand like fish cakes." The energetic kids bound into the waves, but their cautious mothers "tiptoed in as if the sea were made of broken glass." Stylized pictures depict an exuberant extended family in constant motion. The golden-toned faces of children and adults alike are unusually expressive, whether conveying the thrill of being tossed by the surf or the benign terror of listening to the Shadow's voice cackle on an old-fashioned radio. An ebullient paean to summers by the sea. Ages 4-8.
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