Thursday, July 9, 2015

In the Waves by Lennon and Maisy Stella- OPTIONAL

Stella, Lennon and Maisy. In the Waves, PICTURE BOOK. Harper, 2015. $17.99. Two sisters are preparing for an exciting day at the beach in this rhyming text. They collect the items they’ll need for the shore: beach balls, boogie boards, sunblock, lemonade, and scuba gear. Their mom urges them to hurry things along as they continue their description of their dream vacation. In the end, the girls are pretending to be at the beach to have the best bath time fun that they could ever imagine. Based off of a song created by two sisters, this book adds bright, engaging pictures to their lyrics. I haven’t listened to the music, but I’m thinking that the rhyming combinations that they attempt to use in the book likely come off sounding better in song. It has a fun surprise ending that is alluded to in the text, but I couldn’t get past some of the awkward word choice. Content: G. El (K-3) -OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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