Friday, July 10, 2015

Bedtime Story: The Sandcastle by M. P. Robertson

Synopsis: "Jack loves to build sandcastles, but no matter how strongly he builds them, the sea always sweeps them away. Then one night, a seagull outside his window wakes him up and calls him down to the beach. There he finds the sandcastle he built the day before — only life-sized! Jack marches across the drawbridge and embarks on a magical journey filled with jesters and musicians, feasting and dancing, a beautiful girl, and a magic shell. M. P. Robertson weaves a fun tale of fantasy and excitement with beautiful illustrations that capture the wonder of a little boy’s amazing adventure."

My Review: This book was okay for us. Munchkin loved the beach, sandcastles and the beach but was immediately bored and confused when the story took a turn for imaginative. It also scared him a little when the water takes the castle away. The illustrations were lovely though and beautifully colored.
My Rating: While this is a great book to read for those summer beach days, it was also a little scary for Munchkin. If your little one isn't as easily frightened as mine (with a history of nightmares about the mundane and night terrors) it might be a great book. I give it a rating of Two Paws.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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