Beachy and Me
Pixie Picklespeare is the only kid on her island, and she is so lonely! But then one day, a whale accidentally beaches itself on the beach. Pixie tries to help, and a unique friendship is born. They play together endlessly, and Pixie learns all kinds of new tricks. But when Beachy has to leave for awhile, to migrate as all whales do, will their friendship endure?
Young readers of all kinds will surely love Beachy and Me a picture book about the true depths of friendship. Told in cute rhyme with a pleasant cadence, this picture book is fun to read aloud together, for both parents and kids. The illustrations by Bob Staake are fantastically cartoony, and kids will love the overly exaggerated expressions on Pixie’s face throughout the story. The whale, too, is quite friendly-looking, while the island and the other sea life are all bright and colorful. It’s not a book with any kind of exceptionally deep meaning, but it’s a cute story that little ones are sure to love.
Random House Books for Young Readers