It's mid-June and seemingly everyone has a vacation planned, happening now, and already done with for the summer. Even I'm taking a "vacation" in a little less than two weeks, driving across the country to our new house in Virginia! I thought today's selection for Poetry Friday was appropriate...and in honor of all you lucky beach goers!
Vacation: We're Going to the Ocean, with poems by David L. Harrison and illustrations by Rob Shepperson, is a great intro to summer fun. With poems all about what kids end up doing on vacation, from hiking, to horseback riding, from getting squished in hugs by Aunts to, of course, the beach, the reader gets a nice dose of everything "vacation."
Nice, short poems and easy-to-read text, make this a nice choice for any child from beginner to middle grade. The illustrations are done in black and white pencil drawings, kept simple, and the small size is perfect for sliding into a backpack for your child's own vacation!
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Vacation: We're Going to the Ocean
David L. Harrison