Saturday, June 23, 2012

Book Review: At the Boardwalk by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman

"At the Boardwalk" by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman is a wonderful picture book to take with you on a summer vacation to the beach. While many picture books about the beach portray ocean life or sand play, "At the Boardwalk" pictures the busier side of the beach.
A day unfolds at the beach in "At the Boardwalk". As the boardwalk awakes, families stroll down the boardwalk, go for jogs, or head past with surfboards. Through out the day at the boardwalk vacationers play with bubbles and games, and eat ice cream and candy. As the day comes to a close, the carnival lights up and music inspires dancing to begin.Slowly, the day fades and the tired families journey home.
In "At the Boardwalk", the theme of families enjoying time together is told through beautifully worded rhyming text.  The illustrations support the text by with painted pictures of families enjoying simple time together at the boardwalk in the summer.
At the boardwalk by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman is a great beach book for preschoolers and early readers. Later this week, I will be updating my book adventures page with more beach books for babies through early readers. 
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There are so many great beach themed picture books. Do you have a favorite one to share?
Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.
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  1. This is a great book, we also enjoyed it. We really liked Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier.

  2. First, I like the pages tabs you have added at the top of your blog! So nice! The book sounds so good, I'll bet getting it at the library, myself. Debra Frasier does write wonderful, books, also. Thanks so much! Carolyn