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Grains of Sand

Sibylle Delacroix

On the last day of a family vacation, a little girl is as blue as the sea, and her shoes are filled with sand. What should she do with all of this sand? Together, she and her brother decide to plant the grains of sand, and imagine what will grow. A field of beach umbrellas, to wave hello to the sun? Or a forest of windmills, to fill the sails of a boat? Before drifting off to sleep, the girl has her dad promise they’ll go back for new grains of sand next year.

Spare text will prompt readers to wonder and imagine their own possibilities, while illustrations in a palette of yellows and grays convey the sun-soaked joy and the lingering nostalgia of family vacations well remembered. Sibylle Delacroix
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SKU: 204546n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771472050

"Delacroix's idyll allows young readers to discover new, exciting surprises in the pictures again and again upon second, third, and 33rd readings—as captivating as an ocean breeze and soothing as a hug." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"The power of a child’s imagination permeates this simple story of the gifts that remain even after a vacation is over." - Booklist - STARRED REVIEW

"This is a delicate bedtime story in which young readers will find comfort. Perfect for seasonal sharing one-on-one or with a small group." - School Library Journal

“Kids will want to have it read on numerous evenings before bed, and you won't mind at all.” - Sal`s Fiction Addiction

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Publication date

April 15, 2018

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Language Arts

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Interest age

From 4 to 7