Friday, February 9, 2018

"These Little Piggies Go To The Beach" - a bookwrap

Come and join us.  We are heading for the beach.  Wanna come? 


"These Little Piggies Go To The Beach" 

Authored by Amy E. Sklansky
Illustrated by Christine Davenier

Ages 3-7
Grade Level 1-2
Expected April 1, 2018

Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations

About the book

I love this book.  The illustrations are delightful and kids will love them.  They are packed full of action and emotions and they take the reader right into the beach scene along with five adorable piggy characters. No wonder she is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and if you partner her with a bestselling author you are sure to have a winner.

Written in rhyme and using the rhythm of "This little piggy went to market...", this energetic fun book invites you to come along and spend a day at the beach just hanging out and enjoying all the things you can do there.  You watch the piggies load up their car, happily arrive at their destination, build creative sand castles in the sand, cool off in the water and play with a colourful beachball.  They are experiencing a total day of freedom.  So much fun! 

My favourite piggy of all?  You guessed it... the one ever with her nose in a book.  It made me laugh to see how much she loved to read and for her reading and beach fun was a pefect combo.  Awesome piggie!    

"These Little Piggies Go To The Beach"  is a perfect segue into a day you might mirror with your own family at the waterfront, whether it is longing for a dip in the water to cool off from the hot summer sun or used as an escape from the cold wintry weather just to get a break and seek out the sun.  The message you come away with is that beach life rocks and a day apart to enjoy all it has to offer is a perfect day indeed.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!

About the author

Amy Sklansky's love affair with books began long before she could read, continued through the "reading under the covers with a flashlight" years, then found a career outlet at HarperCollins Children's Books in New York City and Studio Goodwin Sturges in Boston. After editing for several years, Amy began writing her own books.  Amy lives with her husband and two children in St. Louis, Missouri.

About the illustrator

As a young girl growing up in Tours, France, Christine Davenier loved listening to her older sister read fairy tales aloud. But she frequently found herself wondering, What does the princess’s beautiful dress look like? or How exquisite are her jewels? Christine was left to her own imagination, for the books had few illustrations. So it comes as little surprise that today, Christine embraces her career as an illustrator. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create the illustrations I dreamed about seeing as a child,” she says. When Christine was fourteen, she received her first box of watercolor paints, a gift from her grandmother. That was the beginning of many afternoons spent painting together in her grandmother’s garden. “My grandmother was an extraordinary woman,” Christine says. “Even though she worked in an office all her life, she was an artist through and through. She shared everything she knew about color—in painting and in life. Her wisdom and talent still inspire me today.” She has illustrated many picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best. She lives in Paris, France.

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