From swooping seagulls to frolicking dolphins, the familiar sights and sounds of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware are captured in this charming book, which children will beg to read again and again. The delightful rhyming text is complemented by amusing illustrations of children on the kiddie rides, sipping sw cones, examining jellyfish, and even reluctantly taking a nap. The book opens with A is for arcade, which depicts a little boy gleefully whacking moles as tickets spew from the machine. Each page features a different letter of the alphabet and highlights a favorite feature of summer in Rehoboth. Children will identify with such familiar scenes as choosing taffy in a candy store, packing for a day at the beach, building a sandcastle, and watching the family umbrella spin down the beach, chased by a frantic dad. The brightly colored drawings are intentionally inclusive, so African-American, Asian, and disabled children, as well as children of same-sex parents, will all see themselves taking part in the fun. A Rehoboth ABC is geared for children ages 2-8, but could easily be enjoyed by both younger and older children, as well as their parents and grandparents. Residents and vacationers alike will want to make this part of their home library, to enjoy any time a burst of summer happiness is desired.
Nancy (Day) Sakaduski writes for children and adults and has authored 18 published books. One of her children's books, Passport to History: Ancient Greece, was named best social studies book by the Society of School Librarians International and Mapping the Mind, which appeared in Odyssey Magazine, won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Award for Nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Lewes, Delaware and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.