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A day for sandcastles  Cover Image Book Book

A day for sandcastles / JonArno Lawson ; illustrated by Qin Leng.

Lawson, JonArno, (author.).


A dazzling wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach. The creators of the acclaimed Over the Shop evoke a perfect summer beach day -- and themes of creativity, cooperation, flexibility, and persistence -- all without a word in this sun-warmed, salt-stained delight of a story. A busload of beachgoers spills out onto the sand for a day of fun and frolic. Three siblings begin work on a castle, patting and shaping the sand as the sun arcs over the sky. Time and again, their progress is halted: a windswept hat topples their creation; a toddler ambles through it; the tide creeps close, and then too close. Meeting each demolition with fresh determination, the builders outdo themselves time and again, until the moment arrives to pile back into the bus for home. An authentic portrait of sibling cooperation -- and glorious inspiration for creative people of all ages -- A Day for Sandcastles channels the thrill of surrendering expectations on the path to infinite possibility.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536208429
  • ISBN: 1536208426
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022.
Subject: Stories without words > Juvenile fiction.
Problem solving > Juvenile fiction.
Siblings > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Sandcastles > Juvenile fiction.
Beaches > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Genre: Picture books.
Wordless picture books.

Available copies

  • 15 of 24 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 1 current hold with 24 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library E LAW (Text) 39640100637212 JUNM Juvenile Easy Reader Fiction Checked Out 07/19/2024

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