On this perfect day the sun rested above a thin hazy sheet as if the entire beach was beneath a very light umbrella. Once in a while the sun got a little too excited, and so the graceful, level headed breeze, almost as if on cue, passed through to calm him down (all the while being careful not to excite the sand). The water too was offering good clean fun with cool waves just the right size to amuse. He demonstrated excellent self control for there were none of his usually dirty tricks with seaweed or shocking cold! There was harmony among the humans too. The children worked together digging a hole deeper and deeper with jumbo shovels while the grown-ups watched their worries float away with the breeze and entered into a hypnotic state only a perfect beach day can induce. The End
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Want to do more beach reading? How about “At the Beach” from Anne Rockwell, one of my favorite children’s book authors.
Anne and Harlow Rockwell capture the joy of a child’s day at the beach in clear, vivid images as they explore the world of the seashore through the eyes of the very young (Amazon Description).
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