Billie and Bean at the Beach
★"Open, clear, inviting...A pitch-perfect portrayal of a summer day."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Celebrating the supportive relationship between a child and her dog, this story shows how we can all be brave and achieve things in our own time.
Billie prefers playing quietly, but the beach is a noisy place. Her energetic dog, Bean, is happy to explore the sand and water. When Billie does try going for a swim, she has a painful surprise and heads back to shore. But Bean digs up something that can help Billie get back in the water where she soon discovers a whole world of quiet solitude and spectacular color beneath the surface.
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About the Author
Julia Hansson is a children's book author and illustrator from Stockholm. She studied at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and Tama Art University in Tokyo. She currently lives in Japan, where she has spent many years studying both illustration and the Japanese language.
B.J. Woodstein is a Swedish-to-English translator and an associate professor in literature and translation at the University of East Anglia in England. She's also a writer and has translated many books, and she has a particular passion for children's literature.
"A mix of playful and evocative elements...The emphasis on trying again after an unpleasant first experience is a useful one."-- "Booklist"
"A pleasant story with a little hidden lesson about taking a second chance...Recommended."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
★"Open, clear, inviting...A pitch-perfect portrayal of a summer day."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"