Caterina and the Best Beach Day


Caterina and the Best Beach DayCaterina and the Best Beach Day (Erin Eitter Kono, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015)

Caterina did not disappoint this fan – she remained true to her character in this third book in the series, having planned and programmed a full day at the beach with her little brother, Leo. All that Leo wants to do is see a whale, but Caterina is too busy to help him look for one. Children will enjoy spotting the whales that Caterina misses and studying the mixed-media, collage-like illustrations. The message in this book will resonate with many busy parents; Leo’s expressions, changing from excited, to hopeful, to forlorn, served as a heart-tugging reminder to me to do less and ‘be’ more. Caterina is becoming a favourite picture book character in my house – I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book in this series!

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