I like the beach, says Bear. Not me! says Chipmunk and for so many reasons. The sun is blinding. It s hard to stay upright in an inner tube. The sea life isn t always friendly. As many times as Bear proclaims his love for beach activities, Chipmunk responds with the refrain, Not me! As Chipmunk s misadventures pile up, he has to admit, I am t a beach person. At this story s heartwarming conclusion, Bear asks, Why did you come? Chipmunk replies simply, I came to be with you. Newly proficient young readers will find humor and a reminder about the true nature of friendship.