Lots of things at the beach scare Sukie. Lots. Because she is just a small dog, and the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are big and whooshy, and the balls are big and beachy. And besides, there might be lobsters. But the little dog's paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller is in need in this humorous, tenderly sympathetic story.
With endearing illustrations and a perfectly paced text that captures a timid pup's looping thoughts, here is a funny and honest read-aloud about how overwhelming the world can be when you're worried -- and how empowering it is to overcome your fears when it matters the most.
"Italicized text gets into Sukie’s canine mind to detail her many fears as justification for staying put with the stuffed toy monkey Chunka Munka beside her....But then Chunka Munka is pulled out to sea by the tides, and Sukie heroically swims out to rescue her. There’s ample humor in the watercolor, acrylic, and ink illustrations and heaping doses of compassion, too. Sly inclusions of lobsters in the details, in particular, will provoke readers’ laughter as they cheer on Sukie and applaud Eleanor’s pluck and patience." -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||May 9, 2017|