|Taffy Saltwater's yummy summer day|
Author: Paraskevas, Michael
Taffy and her friends' plan to build the perfect sandcastle is interrupted when Rollo the beach ball is blown away by an errant breeze.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 157937
Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/15/13)
School Library Journal (05/01/13)
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School Library Journal - 04/20/2013 K-Gr 2—Taffy; her beach ball, Rollo; and her stuffed toy, Rigby Rabbit, arrive at the shore and search for the perfect place to build a sand castle. As Rollo is setting up their umbrella, he is carried away by a gust of wind. "'Hang on, Rollo,' Taffy shouted." She and Rigby, along with Mr. Footer the Hot Dog Man, Edna the Lemon-Ice Lady, and Chris the Lifeguard jump on the back of Bob the Sea Monster, Taffy's large inflatable toy. They ride the wind to aid Rollo. The beach ball lands on a deserted area and is befriended by a lone seagull. When all the others arrive, Taffy declares that they have now found just the spot to build a spectacular sand castle. The illustrations are colorful and appealing, but the bland text is unlikely to engage readers.—Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.