Two brothers and a dog have fun at the beach! This Level C book is perfect for kindergarteners and rising first graders.
Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Stat University, Long Beach, and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is a fine artist, as well as an illustrator of more than thirty-five book jackets and picture books, which have received many honors including Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Parenting Magazine's Reading Magic Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List, ALA Notable Books, and Child Magazine's Best Book of the Year. Joe Illustrated Hey, Hey, Hay! by Christy Mihaly. He both wrote and illustrated the I Like to Read books Up and I Dig. Joe received an ALA Pura Belpre Honor and the Recognition of Merit Award from the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. He lives in Claremont, California.
"A beach book for new readers. . . . starry moments, as well as the
energetic line that characterizes Cepeda's technique in rendering
backgrounds and figures alike, lend vitality to this simple story.
Kids will dig it."-Kirkus Reviews
"Only 14 words are used to tell the story and several are repeated to reinforce sight-reading and bolster beginning readers' confidence. Digital illustrations bring energy to the story in sketches of the swirling wind, some soaring kites, and sailboats skimming by on the horizon. . . . A whimsical tale that will be welcomed and enjoyed by youngsters with the desire to read."-School Library Journal