Sand Sister

Bibliographic information: White, A., & Morales, Y. (2004). Sand sister. Cambridge, Mass.: Barefoot Books.

Short annotation: Sand Sister is about a girl named Paloma who wished that she had a sister. Paloma’s wish was granted and she got a sister who was made out of sand for a day.

The genre: Fiction, Picture Book

Grade Level: Kindergarten to Second grade

Readers who will like this book: Student and children between the ages of three to nine; parents who are looking for a book to read to their children for fun or to teach them about kindness and forgiveness; and educators looking to find a book that talks about kindness and forgiveness.

Personal response and rating: I would give this novel a 5; I very much enjoyed all the beautiful illustrations and how the book ended with Paloma about to be a big sister to either a brother or sister in real life. Another thing I loved about the novel was the language used because it had great vocabulary.

Question: Have you ever been to a beach or lake with sand? What did you do there?


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