Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures
This is a book published by Beachy Books aimed at boys and girls aged 3-5. Written by Philip Bell, illustrated by Eleanor Bell. 9780956298003 £7.99
This books holds no pretences that it is a big budget book but it’s hugely informative and if your child loves being by the sea then they are sure to love this book. If it’s their first time experiencing a day at the seaside this is a great book to take a long with you as the ‘Beach Spotter’ guide at the back of the book will help you identify any unidentified strange creatures lurking on the shore.
The book is set on the Isle of Wight down at Beach Head and hand drawn illustrations are interspersed and superimposed onto great photography of the Isle of Wight beaches. What I particularly like about this book is the layout of the text. Similar to other picture books it has just a few sentences on each page. In this case, it’s just one long sentence separated onto different lines so it reads almost like a poem. The end result is you really read the words and get a feel for the sea as if you’re really there.
If your children love being down by the sea, or if they’ve never been to the Isle of Wight then this is a great way to take them there.
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