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Magic Beach

Magic Beach is a beautiful picture book which revels in the glory of the imaginative childhood - it delights in our child's ability to turn everything in to such an exciting adventure.  An Australian bestseller this is clearly loved and adored by both children and their parents.

My Book Corner loved the endearing pattern to this book which opens up the imagination.  The first double page describes an element of a beach scene with typical Alison Lester brilliance - rhythm and descriptive excellence;

"surfing and splashing

and jumping the waves,

shrieking and laughing with glee."

The following page turns the same scene in to one direct from a child's wonderful imagination - waves are described as "wild white horses" and rock pools as "Kingdom of Fishes."

This book opens up the magic of the sea, the seaside and the experiences to be found there (excluding the compulsory sand-sandwiches of course!).  The details in the accompanying illustrations not only help to tell the story but also to inspire and spark the imagination.  They are full of intricate details, even down to the borders on each page.

This is a perfect as a read aloud book.  It is a true classic, and a bestseller.  Check out the video below, and don't forget to share your experiences of this book in our review section underneath.

Teaching Tips: Magic Beach will also serve as wonderful inspiration for literacy based projects either at home on in school.  Students can select their favourite lines from the text and illustrate them; this will encourage them to select quotations and focus on the meanings of words together with the images they conjure.  Alternatively, older students can study the structure and recreate their own Magic ...  Forest, bush, town .. the list is endless.  Students can experiment with rhythm, alliteration etc appropriate to their own abilities.

Enjoy!

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Imagine a perfect beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasures, explore rock-pools, muck about in boats, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars.
Imagine a beach where the adventure begins...

Nitty Gritty

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Pages
32
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ISBN
978-1741144888

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Magic Beach 2013-08-18 23:51:55 Fiona
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Reviewed by Fiona    August 19, 2013

Magic Beach

This book is a favourite of mine and my daughters. We love that the story and illustrations are so Australian, and remind us of our own beach holidays.

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Magic Beach 2012-05-04 06:44:09 Jodie
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Reviewed by Jodie    May 04, 2012

Magical magic beach...

This book is a time capsule immediately transporting readers back to longer summer holiday days spent at the beach. It's a great story for highlighting all the fun to be had with plenty of detail on sea creatures, crabs and castles. I love the strong feeling of friendship and adventure which permeates the artwork. A great book to celebrate summer or a beach holiday - well just an all round great book!

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Magic Beach 2011-10-10 23:34:06 Mel Fenech
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Reviewed by Mel Fenech    October 11, 2011

Our Favourite!!

This is our FAVOURITE book! My daughter loves the rhymes and we have read it often enough that she can say the rhyming words before I do. The pictures are beautiful and we look for the watermelon hat and little dog on every other page! It is so well done, interspersing reality with fantasy and sends the imagination into overdrive. I love that there are unfamiliar words in here, which generate discussion. This book also helps my daughter get excited about our summer holiday plans.... now we just need to find a watermelon hat.

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Magic Beach 2011-09-24 23:31:13 Sarah Husselmann
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Reviewed by mumsgone2aus    September 25, 2011
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Ultimate Australian classic

We received this book as a gift when we were living in England and it became incorporated in our dream to live in Australia. The detailed illustrations gave us plenty to discuss with the children about living by the sea one day.
Now we’re living in Australia by our own ‘magic beach’, we still read this book regularly and frequently send it to friends and family around the world. The small size book is a perfect gift to send overseas.

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