REVIEW: Seaside Stroll by Charles Trevino, illustrated by Maribel LeChuga
Go on a snowy, sandy shore walk in a story where every single word starts with the letter S!
Explore the beach in winter in this story told through clever language. During a sunset beach saunter, a girl stumbles and drops her doll into a tidal pool. Soaked! Celebrating the natural silence of an off-season location, the surf and sand are brought to life through this engaging story.
The illustrations are the star of this book. I could feel the wintery breeze off the ocean, see the slightly tepid sunshine, feel the warmth of a sudsy shower, snuggle into a soft bed. At the end, there is an “author’s note” explanation of the words used in the story. I think older children might understand a little how he wrote but it’s over the head of pre-schoolers. Still the book is a great way to increase vocabulary using items illustrated on each page and I’d bet it’s great to hear read aloud. B