In this companion to the acclaimed Bebé Goes Shopping, Bebé gets into plenty of mischief at la playa!
The colors and excitement of a day at the beach are captured by the vivid illustrations and happy expressions of Bebe and Mama in this, the second book about Bebe. It is a busy day at the beach, and Bebe joins right in. He lets his mom apply suntan lotion, and then he rushes to jump into the waves and feel the icy-cold water. After eating a picnic lunch, Bebe plays in the sand. While admiring some sand sculptures, Bebe sees a surf board. He cannot resist; he jumps on it. Oops! The board was made of sand. It breaks, and the sculptor comes running. Mama and Bebe go for ice cream and make tracks in the sand. Finally, the tired little boy falls asleep on his beach towel, and Mama has a chance to relax in her lounge chair. The text is liberally sprinkled with Spanish words, all of which are listed in a glossary that includes notes about proper pronunciation. Most of the words can be guessed by studying the illustrations, and those kids who are not conversant in Spanish will be able to make a game of figuring out the meanings. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford