Our family just got back from a little beach vacation time. Breathing in the salty air and swimming all day are definitely things we are missing now that we are home in our beloved but land-locked city. It's the kiddie pool for us until school starts! Luckily, with Chu the panda around, even the plastic pool from Target looks cool.
Chu is a panda with a good heart but a crazy sneeze. His sneezes seem to wreak havoc with every achoo! (one word for Chu's parents - antihistamines) On a summer trip to the beach with his mom and dad, Chu is having a blast - eating ice cream, watching the people on the sand, looking out at the ocean. Until . . . his sneeze causes quite the commotion actually splitting the sea apart. His sneeze broke the ocean! Only another sneeze can make everything right again.
My two year old just loves it when books have funny noises, and the way Chu's sneezing is written on the page was sending him into belly laughs. The pictures are very detailed with a lot of action and intricate characters. We spent a lot of time just looking at each page and finding interesting little details.
This is a great addition to our collection of beach-themed picure books. It might even replace our all-time favorite beach book, Bats at the Beach. Do you have any favorite beachy picture books? Any recommendations for me? I love hearing about a book I haven't read yet, so let me know!