Beach Is to Fun

A Book of Relationships

By Pat Brisson; Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805073157, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 2004

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Gull is to sky
as shell is to sand.
Child is to family
as finger is to hand.

Here's a book that makes learning about analogies
as much fun as going to the beach

A trip to the beach-and all the excitement that surrounds it-unfolds in this cheerful picture book chock-full of engaging wordplay and sensory detail. The rhythmic text explores the concept of analogies in an accessible, immediate way. Children can begin to make their own associations and pairings as they long for a day by the sea!

About the Author

PAT BRISSON has always loved the beach and especially the Jersey shore. She is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Bertie's Picture Day; Little Sister, Big Sister; and Hot Fudge Hero, which was named a Parents' Choice Honor Book and one of New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing." Ms. Brisson lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
SACHIKO YOSHIKAWA grew up in Tokyo but spent many summers visiting the beaches of southern Japan. Her childhood memories served as inspiration when creating the pictures for this book. Ms. Yoshikawa is also the illustrator of Stars. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband.

Praise For Beach Is to Fun

"[I]t bounces along."--Kirkus Reviews

"Children will enjoy this cheery lesson on word relationships."--School Library Journal

"Brisson introduces verbal analogies in a playful picture book that makes a game of connecting words in meaningful ways. The result is plenty of fun as well as a different way of thinking..."--Booklist

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