We finally had the picture perfect day for Stories in the Shade on Friday. As you may know, usually these are theme-less events so I can share stories, songs, and action rhymes new and old that tickle me. However, I found myself with a theme this past Friday as we shared all beach related books, including these two. "How Will We Get to the Beach" is a charming guessing-game of a book as mom Roxanne has 5 things that must come with her to the beach but has to find a way to get them all there (btw, no sunscreen or towel or snack, go figure, but a turtle is one of the must haves!), by Brigitte Luciani and illustrated by Eve Tharlet. "Miranda's Beach Day", written and illustrated by Holly Keller, is charming in its simple tale of a girl's day on the beach with it's hot sand and waves that make her sand castle disappear. The beautiful closing words of the book sneak up on you with their emotional message.
Don't forget next week is our last Stories in the Shade, with special guest reader Ms. Eileen!