We're going to the beach in a few weeks and these two books got juliet excited to go:
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry is about a goofy giant squid who thinks he is bigger than everyone else...until he gets swallowed by a whale. As I was reading, I didn't think juliet was that into it until she asked me to read it to her again and again and again! The pictures are bright and colorful--fun to look at.
The second book, Beach Day by Karen Roosa, Illustrated by Maggie Smith, is REALLY captivating to juliet. She loved all the pictures of the families playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean. This was probably her favorite book this week. The illustrations were so detailed, that she kept looking at all the different things going on from two dogs striking up a friendship at the beach, to a little girl playing with a stuffed octopus. At the end, the families are going home and the beach is empty at sunset. Juliet says wistfully at the end, "bye bye, beach."