The Boy on the Beach

The Boy on the Beach

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It's a scorching hot day so Joe and his parents take a trip to the seaside. Joe runs about in the sand, jumps the odd wave, and finds a deserted old boat to play on. But when he falls from the boat after playing a little too zealously, Joe feels very alone and lost. After he cries out for help a lifeguard comes along to take Joe back to where his parents are waiting and very pleased to see him safe and sound. This is a very reassuring story illustrated beautifully in watercolour, which brings fully to life the smells and sounds and textures of a family outing by the more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 268 x 6mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747546843
  • 9780747546849

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Praise for OLD BOB'S BROWN BEAR 'A rich and moving picture story about a very special affection and understanding between young and old' Northern Echo 'This is an unusual, moving story of love and fulfilling childhood dreams, which will appeal to young and old. The hazy-edged watercolours emanate warmth and capture a sense of past and present' School Librarian 'A book that fours and fives will love to have read to them' Newbury Weekly Newsshow more

About Niki Daly

Niki Daly won a British Arts Council Illustration Award for The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Road (his first published work) in 1978. Since then he has illustrated many stories of his own as well as those of other writers. This is one of two books Niki has published with Bloomsbury. Old Bob's Brown Bear (Bloomsbury) won an IBBY Honours Award for Illustration and also the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year 1995. He lives in Mowbray, South Africa, with his wife, Jude Daly, an more

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19 ratings
3.21 out of 5 stars
5 11% (2)
4 16% (3)
3 58% (11)
2 16% (3)
1 0% (0)
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