February 25, 2018

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Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Lester | SLJ Review

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NoniLESTER, Alison. Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach. illus. by Alison Lester. 32p. ebook available. S. & S./Beach Lane. 2015. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481446259.

PreS–Another lovely rhyming book for preschoolers about Noni and her friends, Dave the Dog, Coco the Cat, and the “ladies next door” (cows), who go to the beach for a day of frolicking and splashing. Simple, happy illustrations depict the friends’ day, against a backdrop of pale turquoise sea, sandy beige beaches, and the rosy pink of a sunset once the friends turn homewards. VERDICT A perfect blend of text and pictures makes this an outstanding offering for the youngest crowd.–Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA

This review was published in School Library Journal’s October 2015 issue.

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