The Beach (Hardcover)

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By Sol Undurraga, Sol Undurraga (Illustrator), Kit Maude (Translator)
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Following a day on the beach from dawn to dusk, this is one of the most enchanting picture books I've ever read. The art is vibrant and there's so much to see you'll have to read this many times. My favorite part is the wordless subplot of the pink elephant and their animal friends.

— kathryn


From the fishermen and women who head out to sea at five in the morning to the bathers packing the beach at four in the afternoon, to the night owls hanging in until the stroke of midnight, every page of The Beach is a gorgeous new adventure full of fun creatures both real and imaginary. Brief, evocative text takes young readers through the hours of the day, while multiple amusing story lines playout in Undurraga's striking illustrations. Children will delight in the antics of the seagulls, the skills of a water-skiing squirrel, and the misadventures of a pink elephant The seek-and-find quality of the illustrations engages young readers beyond the text and makes every reading different. In its English-language debut, The Beach is a captivating celebration of summertime, in a setting that readers will find both exotic and familiar, and makes a beautiful, summery gift for readers of all ages. Winner of the Opera Prima Award at the 2018 Bologna Children's Book Fair and the Green Island Award at the 2019 Nami International Picture Book Contest. About the PublisherTapioca Stories, a New York-based publishing house with Latin American soul, introduces young English readers to the finest Latin American children's books, originally written in Spanish and Portuguese.

About the Author

Sol Undurraga is a former architect from Santiago, Chile who has recently devoted her life to illustration. She has been selected twice for the Bologna children's book fair, twice for Latin American Illustration, and works internationally with publishers around the worl. Sol currently lives in Berlin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781734783940
ISBN-10: 173478394X
Publisher: Tapioca Stories
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English