"Butterball is a fun-loving dog who enjoys playing with all typesof balls. She's curious about the worldaround her, and loves visiting the beach. When Butterball and her owner arriveat the beach, Butterball immediately begins to explore and forms some newfriendships as she roams. Along the way, she learns how she compares with hernew seaside friends. When her exploration goes a tad too far, Butterball relieson her new pals to get her out of a tight spot.
As an elementary teacher, Ican't say enough positive things about ButterballGoes to the Beach by Julia Seaborn. Seaborn's book about Butterball'sbeach adventure is simple to read but contains enough challenging vocabulary tomake it a wonderful teaching tool. This short picture book fits easily into a lifescience lesson for kindergarten through second grade students and featuresillustrations that engage readers and emphasize the educational aspects of thestory line.
A unique aspect of Butterball Goes to the Beach isthe author's choice to include websites with further information about the seaturtles mentioned in the book. In addition, Seaborn has added a short list ofdiscussion questions at the end of the book for teachers and parents to use toengage readers more completely with the book and its characters. Young readerswill enjoy the activity pages following the story as well.
Julia Seaborn's book is an easyand engaging way to involve students with both an interesting main characterand to teach facts simultaneously. I highly recommend Butterball Goes to the Beach toany teacher or parent needing a picture book for a text set or unit on sealife."