PreS. Reminiscent of William Blake's lines about finding the world in a grain of sand, begins: "One grain of sand / like the smallest seed, / one tiny grain / that's all you need / for a beach!" Then come the words "EXCEPT FOR," which lead the way to a scene of a full beach: "five million other grains, / ten million more, / spread them all out on the sandy shore." Each successive spread adds things that make a beach complete--the sun, an umbrella, a towel, lemonade--ending with, "All you need for a beach is . . . YOU!" Schertle's infectious rhythm adds suspense with each turn of the page, and her joyful singsong rhymes are nicely matched by sun-baked watercolors of children and grown-ups, busy and blissed-out by the shore.
“All You Need for a Beach” is a children’s book created by Barbara Lavallee in 2004. This is an unlimited edition book. When viewed from the front, the dimensions are 11.25 inches high by 8.75 inches wide by 0.375 inches thick. This book was written by Alice Schertle, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee, and published by Harcourt Books.