A Beach Tail

A Beach Tail

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A charming tale of creativity and discovery. --School Library Journal, starred review


A creative and intelligent little boy must fight his fear and find his way back to his loving father when they become separated at the beach.

When Gregory draws a lion in the sand at the beach, his Dad warns him not to wander too far. But the sandy lion grows a tail that gets longer and longer, and soon Gregory is lost. How will Gregory find his way back to Dad?

This wonderful read-aloud book brings to life a summer experience that is all too familiar for young children. Rhythmic text and brilliant illustrations reveal the trip down the beach entirely from a child's point of view, and a gentle father-son bond reassures young readers as they share in Gregory's brief moment of worry at thinking himself lost and alone.

Author: Karen Lynn Williams
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Published: 03/01/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 11.80h x 8.90w x 0.20d
ISBN: 9781635925531
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 135214 / Beach Tail

About the Author
Karen Lynn Williams is the author of over a dozen books for children, including GALIMOTO, a Reading Rainbow Featured Book and one of the New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa, Karen also lived and worked in Haiti, the setting for her highly acclaimed titles CIRCLES OF HOPE and TAP-TAP.

Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in THE BLACKER THE BERRY and a Coretta Scott King Honor for BROWN HONEY IN BROOMWHEAT TEA and I HAVE HEARD OF A LAND. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. Illustrator site: floydcooper.com