{"id":4763451326543,"title":"Seaside Stroll","handle":"seaside-stroll","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/charles-trevino\"\u003eCharles Trevino\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/maribel-lechuga\"\u003eMaribel Lechuga\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eStep, step, sidestep . . . snow. Slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter . . . sand.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis beautifully crafted jewel of a story follows a girl and her mom as they bundle up for a wintertime stroll on the beach. Snow and sand go together perfectly in a narrative where every word begins with the letter \"s\"; when the girl drops her doll in a tide pool, what else can it do but \u003cem\u003esink\u003c\/em\u003e? A hasty rescue leaves everyone \u003cem\u003esoaked \u003c\/em\u003ebut\u003cem\u003e saved,\u003c\/em\u003e ready for a nice warm bath, dinner, and \u003cem\u003esleep.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOpportunities abound for young readers to discover grammar and visual storytelling, as well as the year-round ecosystem of the shoreline. 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He was inspired by ASL poetry when creating the structure for this, his first picture book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/charles-trevino\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Charles.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMaribel Lechuga, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMaribel Lechuga is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003e Seaside Stroll\u003c\/i\u003e and Ten\u003ci\u003e Beautiful Things.\u003c\/i\u003e She studied art at the prestigious Escuela de Arte 10 (Artediez) in Madrid.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/maribel-lechuga\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Maribel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe wonders of a winter walk. This charming outing delights in many ways. First, the entire story is told with s-words, adjectives, verbs, and nouns: scruffy, slosh, and, best of all, standstill, as the two beachgoers, an adult and a child, encounter something special. Read more closely, it’s a poem with a pleasing rhythm and repetitions and a balanced, grammatical structure (explained further in an afterword). The text sits directly on full-bleed illustrations with just one or two lines to a spread, sometimes only a word. Pacing is also indicated with ellipses and page turns. “Slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter…sand” take the pair to the beach. Later there’s a “Steady step, solid step, shaky step…stumble,” and finally “Swift steps—scamper, scuttle, scurry…shower” before bedtime. Lechuga’s illustrations, done in an appropriately wintry, bleached-out palette, add depth and detail. The two have pale skin and straight light and darker brown hair for child and adult respectively. They dress appropriately for a cold winter walk. The adult’s A-shaped figure suggests possible pregnancy. The child carries a doll, which also wears a knitted cap. The beach they visit is full of wonders. Most astonishing are the crabs—who return, in this well-rounded tale, in a shared bedtime story. The winter landscape and changing sky are carefully depicted with added watercolor textures. One striking scene is a spread full of seabirds taking off as the girl approaches. “Super!” Splendid for storytimes or snuggles\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eBooklist\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air, so it’s obviously a perfect day for—the beach? Any season can be spent seaside with an adventurous spirit and the right clothing, so a white mother and her daughter bundle up and wander down to the windswept water’s edge. The child takes a similarly bundled doll on the adventure, and the beach is empty of humans but full of other fun: shells and seaweed, terns and tidal pools. A sudden slip and splash see the child and doll soaked in seawater, but a cozy tub and story time await at the end of the marvelous, chilly day. Trevino tells the entire story in spare, poetic text, with every carefully selected word beginning with the letter S. It’s a wonderful conceit, and the sibilant goodness manages to tell a full tale by way of clever punctuation and a limited vocabulary: “slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter . . . sand,” it reads as the pair heads to the beach, “Slip . . . splash . . . sink . . . soaked!” as the doll falls into the water. LeChuga’s captivating illustrations, a splendid mix of digital drawings and watercolor textures, evoke both the vast emptiness of a beach in winter and the activities to be found there upon closer inspection; a teeming tidepool is particularly striking. It’s just the thing for a wonderful, wintery read-aloud.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eThe Horn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn ode to the joys of a walk on a winter beach, told entirely in words beginning with the letter s. Pictures in a mix of digital and traditional mediums show a parent and child, doll in tow, bundling up before heading out for their walk and then reveling in the wintry seaside experience, with its sand, snow, seaweed, and surf. The child examines shells, runs after a flock of seagulls, and explores a tide pool with unlooked-for consequences, as the doll falls in (\"Slip. . . splash. . . soaked!\") and must be rescued (\"Stretch. . . snatch. . . squeeze. . . saved!\"). The text is a nice mix of propulsive word chains full of action and description, and moments of welcome pauses (\"Standstill\"). Scenes inside their cottage after day is done are cozy (\"Sweatshirt, slippers, supper. . . story\") and in thoughtful harmony with the setting, with the sleepy child being read a book called The Brave Crab and beach-themed pictures hanging on the walls. Full of incident and sensory experience, this is a satisfying and rewarding small adventure. 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Slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter . . . sand.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis beautifully crafted jewel of a story follows a girl and her mom as they bundle up for a wintertime stroll on the beach. Snow and sand go together perfectly in a narrative where every word begins with the letter \"s\"; when the girl drops her doll in a tide pool, what else can it do but \u003cem\u003esink\u003c\/em\u003e? A hasty rescue leaves everyone \u003cem\u003esoaked \u003c\/em\u003ebut\u003cem\u003e saved,\u003c\/em\u003e ready for a nice warm bath, dinner, and \u003cem\u003esleep.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOpportunities abound for young readers to discover grammar and visual storytelling, as well as the year-round ecosystem of the shoreline. Perfect for beach enthusiasts no matter the time of year, for word nerds no matter the weather, and for parents and kids in love with everything about the outdoors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/ten-beautiful-things\"\u003eTen Beautiful Things\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/hello-ocean\"\u003eHello Ocean\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/ocean-emporium\"\u003eOcean Emporium\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/seaside-stroll-spread.jpg?v=1597073154\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCharles Trevino, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCharles Trevino is the program coordinator of the American Sign Language interpreter training technology program at Lone Star College in The Woodlands, Texas. He was inspired by ASL poetry when creating the structure for this, his first picture book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/charles-trevino\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Charles.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMaribel Lechuga, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMaribel Lechuga is the illustrator of \u003ci\u003e Seaside Stroll\u003c\/i\u003e and Ten\u003ci\u003e Beautiful Things.\u003c\/i\u003e She studied art at the prestigious Escuela de Arte 10 (Artediez) in Madrid.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/maribel-lechuga\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Maribel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe wonders of a winter walk. This charming outing delights in many ways. First, the entire story is told with s-words, adjectives, verbs, and nouns: scruffy, slosh, and, best of all, standstill, as the two beachgoers, an adult and a child, encounter something special. Read more closely, it’s a poem with a pleasing rhythm and repetitions and a balanced, grammatical structure (explained further in an afterword). The text sits directly on full-bleed illustrations with just one or two lines to a spread, sometimes only a word. Pacing is also indicated with ellipses and page turns. “Slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter…sand” take the pair to the beach. Later there’s a “Steady step, solid step, shaky step…stumble,” and finally “Swift steps—scamper, scuttle, scurry…shower” before bedtime. Lechuga’s illustrations, done in an appropriately wintry, bleached-out palette, add depth and detail. The two have pale skin and straight light and darker brown hair for child and adult respectively. They dress appropriately for a cold winter walk. The adult’s A-shaped figure suggests possible pregnancy. The child carries a doll, which also wears a knitted cap. The beach they visit is full of wonders. Most astonishing are the crabs—who return, in this well-rounded tale, in a shared bedtime story. The winter landscape and changing sky are carefully depicted with added watercolor textures. One striking scene is a spread full of seabirds taking off as the girl approaches. “Super!” Splendid for storytimes or snuggles\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eBooklist\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air, so it’s obviously a perfect day for—the beach? Any season can be spent seaside with an adventurous spirit and the right clothing, so a white mother and her daughter bundle up and wander down to the windswept water’s edge. The child takes a similarly bundled doll on the adventure, and the beach is empty of humans but full of other fun: shells and seaweed, terns and tidal pools. A sudden slip and splash see the child and doll soaked in seawater, but a cozy tub and story time await at the end of the marvelous, chilly day. Trevino tells the entire story in spare, poetic text, with every carefully selected word beginning with the letter S. It’s a wonderful conceit, and the sibilant goodness manages to tell a full tale by way of clever punctuation and a limited vocabulary: “slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter . . . sand,” it reads as the pair heads to the beach, “Slip . . . splash . . . sink . . . soaked!” as the doll falls into the water. LeChuga’s captivating illustrations, a splendid mix of digital drawings and watercolor textures, evoke both the vast emptiness of a beach in winter and the activities to be found there upon closer inspection; a teeming tidepool is particularly striking. It’s just the thing for a wonderful, wintery read-aloud.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eThe Horn Book\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn ode to the joys of a walk on a winter beach, told entirely in words beginning with the letter s. Pictures in a mix of digital and traditional mediums show a parent and child, doll in tow, bundling up before heading out for their walk and then reveling in the wintry seaside experience, with its sand, snow, seaweed, and surf. The child examines shells, runs after a flock of seagulls, and explores a tide pool with unlooked-for consequences, as the doll falls in (\"Slip. . . splash. . . soaked!\") and must be rescued (\"Stretch. . . snatch. . . squeeze. . . saved!\"). The text is a nice mix of propulsive word chains full of action and description, and moments of welcome pauses (\"Standstill\"). Scenes inside their cottage after day is done are cozy (\"Sweatshirt, slippers, supper. . . story\") and in thoughtful harmony with the setting, with the sleepy child being read a book called The Brave Crab and beach-themed pictures hanging on the walls. Full of incident and sensory experience, this is a satisfying and rewarding small adventure. A note on the use and arrangement of the words used in the text, and the beginnings of a list of things one might find on a beach in winter, complete the book. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/seaside-stroll-cover_medium.jpg?v=1597073153\" alt=\"Seaside Stroll book\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/seaside-stroll-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1597073168\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-932-1\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-782-4 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\" title=\"E-book\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

By: Charles Trevino / Illustrated by: Maribel Lechuga

Step, step, sidestep . . . snow. Slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter . . . sand.

This beautifully crafted jewel of a story follows a girl and her mom as they bundle up for a wintertime stroll on the beach. Snow and sand go together perfectly in a narrative where every word begins with the letter "s"; when the girl drops her doll in a tide pool, what else can it do but sink? A hasty rescue leaves everyone soaked but saved, ready for a nice warm bath, dinner, and sleep.

Opportunities abound for young readers to discover grammar and visual storytelling, as well as the year-round ecosystem of the shoreline. Perfect for beach enthusiasts no matter the time of year, for word nerds no matter the weather, and for parents and kids in love with everything about the outdoors.

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Charles Trevino, author

Charles Trevino is the program coordinator of the American Sign Language interpreter training technology program at Lone Star College in The Woodlands, Texas. He was inspired by ASL poetry when creating the structure for this, his first picture book.

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Maribel Lechuga, illustrator

Maribel Lechuga is the illustrator of Seaside Stroll and Ten Beautiful Things. She studied art at the prestigious Escuela de Arte 10 (Artediez) in Madrid.

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The wonders of a winter walk. This charming outing delights in many ways. First, the entire story is told with s-words, adjectives, verbs, and nouns: scruffy, slosh, and, best of all, standstill, as the two beachgoers, an adult and a child, encounter something special. Read more closely, it’s a poem with a pleasing rhythm and repetitions and a balanced, grammatical structure (explained further in an afterword). The text sits directly on full-bleed illustrations with just one or two lines to a spread, sometimes only a word. Pacing is also indicated with ellipses and page turns. “Slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter…sand” take the pair to the beach. Later there’s a “Steady step, solid step, shaky step…stumble,” and finally “Swift steps—scamper, scuttle, scurry…shower” before bedtime. Lechuga’s illustrations, done in an appropriately wintry, bleached-out palette, add depth and detail. The two have pale skin and straight light and darker brown hair for child and adult respectively. They dress appropriately for a cold winter walk. The adult’s A-shaped figure suggests possible pregnancy. The child carries a doll, which also wears a knitted cap. The beach they visit is full of wonders. Most astonishing are the crabs—who return, in this well-rounded tale, in a shared bedtime story. The winter landscape and changing sky are carefully depicted with added watercolor textures. One striking scene is a spread full of seabirds taking off as the girl approaches. “Super!” Splendid for storytimes or snuggles

Booklist, starred review

There’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air, so it’s obviously a perfect day for—the beach? Any season can be spent seaside with an adventurous spirit and the right clothing, so a white mother and her daughter bundle up and wander down to the windswept water’s edge. The child takes a similarly bundled doll on the adventure, and the beach is empty of humans but full of other fun: shells and seaweed, terns and tidal pools. A sudden slip and splash see the child and doll soaked in seawater, but a cozy tub and story time await at the end of the marvelous, chilly day. Trevino tells the entire story in spare, poetic text, with every carefully selected word beginning with the letter S. It’s a wonderful conceit, and the sibilant goodness manages to tell a full tale by way of clever punctuation and a limited vocabulary: “slow steps—shuffle, straddle, saunter . . . sand,” it reads as the pair heads to the beach, “Slip . . . splash . . . sink . . . soaked!” as the doll falls into the water. LeChuga’s captivating illustrations, a splendid mix of digital drawings and watercolor textures, evoke both the vast emptiness of a beach in winter and the activities to be found there upon closer inspection; a teeming tidepool is particularly striking. It’s just the thing for a wonderful, wintery read-aloud.

The Horn Book

An ode to the joys of a walk on a winter beach, told entirely in words beginning with the letter s. Pictures in a mix of digital and traditional mediums show a parent and child, doll in tow, bundling up before heading out for their walk and then reveling in the wintry seaside experience, with its sand, snow, seaweed, and surf. The child examines shells, runs after a flock of seagulls, and explores a tide pool with unlooked-for consequences, as the doll falls in ("Slip. . . splash. . . soaked!") and must be rescued ("Stretch. . . snatch. . . squeeze. . . saved!"). The text is a nice mix of propulsive word chains full of action and description, and moments of welcome pauses ("Standstill"). Scenes inside their cottage after day is done are cozy ("Sweatshirt, slippers, supper. . . story") and in thoughtful harmony with the setting, with the sleepy child being read a book called The Brave Crab and beach-themed pictures hanging on the walls. Full of incident and sensory experience, this is a satisfying and rewarding small adventure. A note on the use and arrangement of the words used in the text, and the beginnings of a list of things one might find on a beach in winter, complete the book.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-932-1

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-782-4 EPUB
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Ages: 3-7
Page count: 32
11 x 81/2

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