Surf War!

Surf War!

Margaret Read MacDonald (author), Geraldo Valerio (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838893

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Sandpiper finds her daily stroll on the beach interrupted by Whale, who boasts that he is ruler of the sea. Sandpiper responds with equal bravado, asserting her rights to the sand and seawater. Soon the rivals are calling in their cousins, and the beach and sea are filled with shorebirds and sea mammals of every stripe. The standoff grows ominous as Whale leads his cousins in an assault on the beach, eating the sand from under the birds. Sandpiper retaliates by ordering her cousins to drink up the ocean. Soon the landscape is filled with fish, crabs, and sea creatures gasping for survival. How will this end? The outcome of this timely yet timeless nature tale suggests that we are all connected in the ecological chain.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Legends & Myths Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Language Arts
English (US)
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