Sally Goes to The BeachSpring 2000 Picture Books
Ages: 2 - 4 yrs.
Author: Stephen Huneck
Illustrator: Stephen Huneck
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Hardcover Price: $17.95
Review:This handsome, oversized book, illustrated by bold color woodcuts, gives youngest listener/viewers a dog's-eye view of a summer vacation at the beach. Sally, a black Labrador, takes a first timer's enthusiastic delight in the sights, sounds and sensations of a day in the sun, sea and sand. Young children will understand her self-centered appreciation of each new experience. In fact, they can almost be Sally, so large and inviting are each page's close-up pictures. Other dogs appear occasionally, but there are no people -- except for a scattering of human arms and a pair of feet. In the end, it is the richly patterned illustrations that entrance us, and they will reward looking at again and again.
Selma G. Lanes ©2000 Parents' Choice
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