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Jules vs. the Ocean

Jules is going to build the biggest, the fanciest, and the most excellent sandcastle. Her sister will be so impressed. But the ocean has other plans. Jules keeps building bigger, fancier, and more excellent castles, and waves keep smashing them. And when the ocean takes her bucket, that is the final straw. Jules is going to take a stand! And when she does, it turns out her sister is right by her side.

From beloved storyteller Jessie Sima, creator of Not Quite Narwhal, comes the tongue-in-cheek story of the sand, the sea, and sisterhood — told with her signature warmth, timeless humor, and delightfully playful illustrations.

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"Her sister assures her that the pathetic fallacy is all in her imagination ('This happens to everyone'), and together they collaborate on a giant, shell-studded free-form castle that meets all of Jules’s criteria. After the ocean sends what seems to be the biggest wave of all crashing into it, the sisters share a moment of devil-may-care elation, dramatically recounting the events to their mother.... The forces of nature and impermanence may be beyond our control, but Sima finds the funny in it." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 6
Author Jessie Sima
Illustrator Jessie Sima
ISBN 1534441689
Publication Date Jun 16, 2020
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language English