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Title:
Hush, little beachcomber
ISBN:
9781935279815
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Tulsa, OK : Kane Miller, 2011, c2010.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
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Summary:
A child's trip to the beach is told in rhyme to the tune of "Hush, Little Baby."
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"Hey, little beachcomber, what do you say? Let's take a trip to the beach today!" Cold root beer at the pier, seagulls, quick dips, beach-sand pies... Hush, little beachcomber, don't say a word... Just enjoy the day!


Reviews 3

Horn Book Review

Beachgoers of all ages share a fun-filled day by the sea; small setbacks merely provide new opportunities for adventure ("If that sea spray stings our eyes, / let's make a bunch of beach-sand pies"). The text, to the tune of "Hush, Little Baby," is cheery but forced. Scribbly illustrations fall somewhere between childlike and amateurish. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

"Hush, Little Baby" receives a bright makeover, with seagulls and sand pies replacing mockingbirds and diamond rings. Repetitive phrases may mirror the soothing lullaby's format, but this blissful beach day opens with a more enthusiastic call for action. "Hey, little beachcomber, what do you say? / Let's take a trip to the beach today!" The possibilities appear endless, as various families and friends bask in the sun and ride the waves. The cheerful voice remainsoptimistic throughout. Whether the picnic overflows with food or birds scrounge for tasty treats, there's always another way to enjoy the warm weather. The lilting text naturally progresses through each experience. An upbeat resolution concludes the outdoor outing. Pastel spreads flash with smudges of golden color, with their hazy hues dominating each page, the brief rhyming text highlighting each featured activity. Thick strokes convey the water's intensity, while squiggled lines shade in each face. Clean white edges maintain the focus on the energetic pictures within. The absence of concrete borders allows the soft shades to ebb and flow, resembling the ocean's calming crash. Overall, a fresh take on the joys of the salty sea. (Picture book. 2-6)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

The son. Hush, Little Bab. goes on vacation as it moves to the beach. Here, a multicultural cast of characters makes its way to the seaside. Some kid. don't say a wor. and the. sit and watch that small shore bird. And if that shore bird runs away. Let's wade out in the cool sea spray. The pencil-and-wash artwork takes on the look and feel of children's own pictures, yet there is no doubt this is done by a practiced hand. Portraying adults and children of many ethnicities having an outing, this should have wide appeal. The song is not referenced anywhere except in the title, so even those familiar with it may not realize at first that this is an homage. Once they do, it will be easy to put the nicely scanning lines within the framework of the familiar melody. Those not wishing to actually sing will certainly have a lilt to their reading.--Cooper, Ilen. Copyright 2010 Booklist