The Resource Beach, Elisha Cooper

Beach, Elisha Cooper

Label
Beach
Title
Beach
Statement of responsibility
Elisha Cooper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women, men, boys, and girls spend a day at the beach enjoying a variety of activities on the sand and in the water
Review
  • K-Gr. 2. Cooper creates a paean to the pleasures of a day spent near, on, and in the water. Generous double-page spreads, which extend a full 20 inches across, convey an expansive sense of the sand and sky, and show the beach as it fills with bathers engaged in a variety of activities. Even the sky becomes crowded as clouds roll in. The pleasantly fluid watercolors, given definition by thin brush lines, work better on the panoramic double-page spreads than on pages with multiple vignettes, which, despite brief descriptive captions, lack enriching details. Even so, the book successfully evokes the fun and feeling of a day at the beach and the myriad things that can and do happen at the shore. Use this with John Burningham's humorous Time to Come Away from the Water, Shirley (1977). -- John Warren Stewig (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p80)
  • PreS-Gr 3 –“As the day begins, the beach is empty, waiting to be filled.” Cooper opens with a gorgeous stretch of sand in sun-flecked, amber-white watercolors, bounded by a sea so darkly blue that it seems still half-asleep. In the following pages, he tells the story, mainly in detailed splashes of paint, of the people and things that transform the quiet area into a lively spot. Readers will enjoy the affectionate portraits of swimmers, kite-flyers, sunbathers, seagulls, and barking dogs. A struggle with an inner tube or a beach umbrella, the people who go into the water but forget that they are still wearing their glasses, the clouds that look like spilled popcorn: here, as in life, it’s the little things that snag readers’ attention. Cooper’s portrayal of a day at the shore is generous with such minutiae; his fondness for his subject is evident and infectious. As the beach once again empties at the end of the story, it’s tempting to return to the first page, to a hundred possible activities at the shore–none of which is more earthshaking than a toppled sandcastle.–Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY --Susan Weitz (Reviewed July 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 7, p70)
  • /* Starred Review */ Another charmer from Cooper, who, with his signature impressionistic, diminutive figures and scenes, delivers a perfect day at the beach, observing people, paraphernalia and nature. Panoramic views appose Lilliputian visual narratives—a woman pulling a wagon packed with toys and kids, a boy pretending he's a sea turtle as the waves carry him out, kids building a sand castle and a dog barking at waves. People are depicted like embellished artists' wooden movable figures, jointed but amorphous in detail, and the simple daubs of paint generate motion like a handful of animation cels or a flip book. Masterful page composition creates a cinematic effect by panning from double spreads of the far-reaching vista to close-up pages of layered tiers of miniature dioramic scenes that are both graceful and fluid. As soothing and satisfying as the spray from dancing waves, sand between your toes and sun-warmed, waist-high water, this is as close as you can get to the beach without getting wet. As daylight ebbs, the beach empties but leaves behind "a day to remember when the beach is far away." (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146700
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Elisha
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
Reading level
3.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beaches
  • Seashore
  • Beaches
  • Seashore
  • Beaches
  • Seashore
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Beach, Elisha Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
612179
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780439687850
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005020195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439687850
  • (OCoLC)61162079
Label
Beach, Elisha Cooper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
612179
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780439687850
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005020195
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780439687850
  • (OCoLC)61162079

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