Beach Fun: Poems of Surf and Sand

Beach Book coverBy John Micklos, Jr.
Photos by Lisa Joy Goodman

From sand castles to sea gulls, from swimming to kite flying, rhythmic, light-hearted poems capture the fun of a visit to the beach. Gorgeous photographs further evoke the magic of the beach and provide a perfect complement to the text. The book is designed for children ages 4-12 but will appeal to beach lovers of all ages. Cost for signed copies: $16.95 + $5.00 postage = $21.95 (U.S. only)

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What they’re saying about the book

Beach Fun is a perfect book for the classroom! I would use it at the beginning of the year as a discussion starter about the students’ summer vacations, or the end of the year as one prepares to say, “Farewell and happy summer!” Poetry is the perfect filler when you have just a few minutes and a great motivator for writing workshops!

Jo Anne Deshon, Ed.D., Retired National Board–Certified Teacher

The photographs in Beach Fun made me want to slather on the sunblock and head on out to meet the waves! Lisa Joy Goodman’s images capture the beauty, the serenity, and the FUN that we have all experienced at the shore. You can just feel the sand between your toes and smell the salt in the air! From sweeping panoramas to enchanting details, from a child’s delight running along the surf to some good old fashioned sandcastle making, these images embody all that is magical at the beach.

Ted Ciuzio, Editor, Global News Agency

I just love the photographs. They are breathtaking. The poems are fun to read and sure to hit home. My daughter read “I Just Can’t Wait” and said, “That’s me!” It’s great to see such a variety of poems in one book!

Janna McGowan, Reading/ELA Teacher, John Bassett Moore Intermediate School, Smyrna, Delaware