Back to the Beach is a simple but lively story about Gus and his dog, Sam, who experience a gleeful day at the beach. Amidst their playful romping, racing, splashing, and exploring, Gus and Sam come across various beach treasures. One by one, they present each treasure to Gus's parents, who relax "back at the blanket," and one by one, each treasure is denied in the rhyming chorus. This story is suitable for early/emerging readers and beachlovers alike. Written primarily in prose, there is a recurrent rhyming refrain that contributes to its appeal for "chiming in" when shared aloud. The illustrations, intended to be bright, lively, and engaging, feature mixed media, including coloured pencil, graphite, and watercolour.About the Author: Heidi Jardine Stoddart holds an MA in art education from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and she was an elementary school teacher where she grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Heidi currently lives in Rothesay, New Brunswick, with her husband and their dog, Colby, who loves going to the beach. She is the author and illustrator of East to the Sea, A Nothing-To-Do Day, and Return to the Sea.
Publication Date: 20090415
- Atlantic Books in Schools
- English Language Arts
- Grade Range: P/M-6
- NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource