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  • Bebé Goes to the Beach
  • Elizabeth Bush
Elya, Susan Middleton; Bebé Goes to the Beach; illus. by Steven Salerno. Harcourt, 2008; 34p ISBN 978-0-15-206000-8 $16.00 R 3-7 yrs

If Bebé could turn a trip to the supermercado into an adventure (Bebé Goes Shopping, BCCB 6/06), imagine what he can do at the seashore. Again, the huge-headed, springy-haired dynamo is one step ahead of his long-suffering but sweet-tempered mother, making a beeline for the waves, dumping sand on Mamá's belly, tasting the seaweed ("¡Mala!"), crushing a fragile surfboard entry in a sand sculpture contest. Bebé may think he's on the loose, but Mamá is always there to catch him up in her protective arms and settle him down—albeit temporarily—with a kiss. His antics transpire in smoothly scanning verse, the poetry heavily packed with bold-faced Spanish terms. Lots of bright colors and curvy lines pump up the energy level, and red figure outlining adds some subtle spice. A comprehensive glossary with pronunciations is appended for readers in need of a linguistic cheat sheet, and luscious, leggy, doe-eyed Mamá may entice Daddy to volunteer for extra readaloud time.



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