Thursday, June 21, 2007
This is the week of the annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpture Competition. If you wait until the weekend to go, you'll be faced with considerable traffic congestion. It is suggested that you go after prime beach hours (say later than 3:00 pm today!) to avoid the crowds.
On a non-competition beach day, you may want to try your hand at building your own sandcastle. Look for inspiration and instruction in Sandcastles: Great Projects: from Mermaids to Monuments by Patti Mitchell [736.9 MIT].
Can't get to the shore? Read a beach book or two to your little ones, here are small sample [all JP]:
Calmenson, Stephanie. Hotter Than a Hot Dog!
Cottle, Joan. Miles Away from Home.
Hubbell, Patricia. Sea, Sand, Me!
Lies, Brian. Bats at the Beach. (This one is really fun! If you're lucky, you may get a glimpse of Brian touring around New England this summer in his Bats-at-the-Beach-mobile!)
Roosa, Karen. Beach Day.
Yee, Brenda. Sand Castle.
By the way, happy first day of summer! Elaine, have you seen my infradito?
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