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Jen was building a sand castle. "Can I help?" asked a boy with a bucket. And that was just the beginning. Each new helper knew exactly what the castle needed: a moat, a wall, a path, a road. The castle grew higher and more magnificent. The five new friends were filled with admiration. And then it was time to go home. But how could they leave it? It was Jen, the first builder, who knew just knew just what to do...
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Brenda Shannon Yee grew up in Center Line, Michigan, and graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She has written stories, poetry, and science fiction since she was young, and this is her first picture book. She and her husband and two daughters live in Rochester Hills, Michigan.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2A cumulative tale thats perfect for summertime sharing. As Jen builds a sand castle, a boy comes along, asks if he can help, and then uses his bucket to dig a moat. One by one, more children join in to construct a path, a road, and a wall. With each newcomer, a line is added to the refrain of the rhythmic text: The castle grew taller. The moat grew deeper. The path grew wider. The wall grew longer. The repetition and simplicity of the words make the story a smart selection for both newly independent readers and for reading aloud. The palette in the watercolor-and-pencil illustrations brings to mind the beach on a less-than-perfect dayjust the time for playing on the shore rather than swimming. The textured tan and beige sand contrasts with the smooth pale blue of the lake. The multiethnic characters are all well drawn and small details give them lots of personality. A breezy story about cooperation, construction, and camaraderie.Dina Sherman, Brooklyn Childrens Museum, NY
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0688161944
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