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The Boy on the Beach by Niki Daly

The Boy on the Beach

by Niki Daly

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Niki Daly writes about a young boy who goes on a trip to the beach with his parents. Readers will see his wonderful imagination work wonders! The boy seems to have a blast! He plays in the waves, runs through the sand and even finds an abandoned boat further down the beach. When the boy’s imagination gets the best of him, a lifeguard comes to the rescue and reunites the young boy with his parents. I really like how Niki Daly creates such diverse books. Each book is so different than the other and includes characters of many different cultures and backgrounds. This book in particular includes characters of different ages, genders, colors, and cultures. Readers will see this mostly through the illustrations. ( )
  cedoyle | Mar 28, 2016 |
Super cute story and beautifully illustrated! It had a very poetic, rhythmic flow to it! Fun to read! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
A light story about a boy having fun on the beach with his mother and father. not my favorite of Daly's books, but readable. ( )
  ronicadibartolo | Sep 25, 2013 |
This little boy has so much energy! Will his explorative imagination cause him to loose his mommy and daddy? Chase him around the beach with this story and see how this little boy gets rescued from the cool lifeguard Speedo. ( )
  mdrumgold | Jan 27, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689821751, Hardcover)

It's hot, hot, hot. A small boy and his parents are at the beach where there are crowds of surfers and sailboarders and sunbathers.

The boy doesn't much like the big waves. He holds hands with his parents for only one big one. Then he runs off to find some fun. He zips through the crowd, heading toward the lifeguard station high on a dune. Just below it is an old, abandoned boat, waiting for the boy to be its brave captain. And brave he is, fending off sharks and storms. But all of a sudden, with the dunes rising like big waves around him, he realizes he is lost and all alone. "Mommy! Daddy!" he cries. With the help of a lifeguard who comes to his rescue, all ends well.

Full of gentle humor and illustrated with exuberant watercolor paintings, this is a reassuring story Niki Daly, the creator of Not So Fast, Songololo and Papa Lucky's Shadow, has here conjured up all the pleasures of a summer day at the beach that no one, young or old, will be able to resist.

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Reluctant to let the surf crash over him, Joe runs down the beach and has an adventure with an old boat.

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