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Swashby And The Sea

by Beth Ferry


"An exceptionally satisfying picture book." -- Booklist , STARRED review "This readaloud is sweetly told as Swashby overcomes his bitter habits to welcome new, friendly, and energetic people into his quiet life." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , STARRED review From New York Times best-selling author Beth Ferry and Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal comes a sweet-and-salty friendship story perfect for pirate-lovers learning new ways to communicate while at a distance. This hilarious picture book will keep emerging readers laughing, and the message-related mishaps in the story create an opportunity for spelling and sounding out new words while learning from home! Captain Swashby loves the sea, his oldest friend. And he loves his life by the sea just as it is: salty and sandy and serene. One day, much to Swashby's chagrin, a young girl and her granny commandeer the empty house next door. All Swashby wants is for his new neighbors to GO AWAY and take their ruckus with them. When Swashby begins to leave notes in the sand for his noisy neighbors, however, the beach interferes with the messages that are getting across. Could it be that the captain's oldest friend, the sea, knows what Swashby needs even better than he knows himself?

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Book Information

Copyright year 2020
ISBN-13 9780544707375
ISBN-10 0544707370
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
File Size 8 MB
Number of Pages 32
Language ENG
Shelf No. ND209
Grade Range 0-3
Ages 4-7
Lexile 620L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles, Chicago Skyline Trademarks