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Overheard on the beach: "Fine, don't put sunscreen on, but don't complain when you have salmonella in 10 years."
Pictures on the beach!
I was planning to post this, and just saw another more severe case in the news this morning. Be careful on those beaches!
Philly neighbors/Jersey Shore vaca'ers, help a friend-- "Any recommendations for crib/highchair weekly rentals in Sea Isle, NJ? I have found a few places just searching online, but wondering if anyone has experience with any."
Give me your recommendations for a night away (adults, no kids) semi-local. So...Bucks, Philly, AC, other shore point, etc. Looking for something nice and special, and willing to splurge, but not bank-breaking!
Levels of Activity
I'm wondering when kids' beach energy turns from constant movement, to laying on a towel with a hat on their face and earbuds in... mine re-purposed someone's paddleball 'court' as a start and finish line for races, and for running suicide sprints for about 40 minutes!
(Moms of older kids-- This is one of those things that goes from 0-60 (60-0?), right? I'm guessing there is no in-between; it goes from continuous motion to static?)
Headed to the beach this weekend? Grab this book to take along!
When A Dragon Moves In (book review)
Jodi Moore’s When A Dragon Moves In is the adorable story of a little boy whose sandcastle is overtaken by a dragon. With mom and dad distracted by other tasks, and an incredulous older sister, this little boy is left to enjoy his new friend.
The boy soon finds that it is a gentle dragon, whose fire-breathing ways are used only to toast marshmallows, and whose fangs are used only to frighten bullies away. But soon, as snacks are greedily gobbled and the lemonade overflows with bubbles, the little boy knows that he must send his dragon away…at least until tomorrow.
Told from a child’s perspective, Dragon is a tale of imagination found only in youth (and the mind of Jodi Moore!). The cadence of the lines is wonderful, each leading perfectly into the next, but without being too predictable (reminding me of Laura Numeroff’s If You Give series).
The illustrations are amazing and fit perfectly with the story. They depict a joyful beach, a beautiful sandcastle, and a family thoroughly enjoying their vacation…oh, and one friendly dragon!
This is a new favorite of mine. It’s great for beach, bedtime, and beyond. Pack this one in your beach bag!
*Due to popular demand, When A Dragon Moves In is already in its second print run! Congrats to Ms. Moore!
Jodi Moore is the author of picture books and young adult novels. More about Jodi and her books can be found at her site.
Howard McWilliam is an amazingly talented artist. Children’s books are just one of the places you’ll find his work.
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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