Patricia Hubbell has been writing poetry since she was eleven years old. In 1998, her Wrapping Paper Romp was selected as a Parents Magazine Book of the Year. Patricia Hubbell lives with her husband, Harold Hornstein, in Easton, Connecticut, the small town where she was born. Remembering how much their children and grandchildren loved to bounce when they were very young prompted her to write Bouncing Time. "Bouncing is one of the joyous things little kids do," she says. "It reflects their constant enthusiasm." Growing up in the Midwest, Lisa Campbell Ernst enjoyed traveling with her family to the Gulf Coast and other popular vacation spots. Today she continues to appreciate the summer sand and sea when she takes her own family to the shore. Lisa Campbell Ernst has written and illustrated over twenty picture books, including Stella Louella's Runaway Book, which won the Children's Choice Award in Kansas, and the ever-popular Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Kansas City, Missouri.
PreS-Gr 1-Through bouncy rhyming text and soft art, the joys of a day at the beach unfold. A young girl and her mother set out for the shore, remembering to bring a "Flippy-floppy sun hat," cookies and lemonade, and lotion to rub on the child's nose. The girl befriends a little boy, and the two youngsters spend the day making a sand castle and exploring the wonders of the beach, from seaweed to starfish. The simple illustrations in pastel tones seem gently tinged with a golden light. On some pages, the spreads become the background for superimposed small, framed scenes that, like photos, have a stop-time effect. This technique helps to bring the story to life and makes it all the more engaging. The book would work well for group or one-on-one sharing.-Genevieve Ceraldi, New York Public Library Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
"Introduce your littlest beachcomber to the delights of a day on
the water with the gently rhyming tale."--Parents magazine
"Through bouncy rhyming text and soft art, the joys of a day at the beach unfold."--School Library Journal