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Book Name: Sandcastles Made Simple

Author: : Lucinda ‘sandy feet’ Wierenga

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 1-58479-408-9

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 128

Illustrations: Color photos and drawings

Experience Required: ages 5+

Book Review

This book takes you through the subtle art of sandcastle making that is leaps and bounds from the bucket molds you make with your child in the sandbox or at the beach. It teaches and enhances your skills as a novice sandcastle maker. What I really like about this book is that after you have read it from cover to cover and experimented a little at the beach or on a small scale in the sandbox you can see yourself successfully making sandcastles you may only have dreamed about.

Sandcastles Made Simple is a complete book on creating sandcastles that starts you off with the basics of making sandcastles and moves on to methods of building sandcastles, carving sandcastles, making sandcastles with groups and children and resources to help you build a better sandcastle. The book is broken down into the above sections with step-by-step instructions accompanying photos for each method and technique being demonstrated. Along with these step-by-step instructions there are articles and hints and tips that will help you be more successful at sandcastle making based on the author’s own experiences.

The best part about this book is that it makes sandcastle-building look like the fun it should be while helping you through what might seem like tough techniques and methods to achieve what you want. I also liked that the author didn’t discount the capabilities of children as young as five when it comes to making sandcastles. She wrote about the potential for it being a group effort where the children could collect seashells and other pieces from the beach to add to the sandcastle so it can be family creation. The photos in Sandcastles Made Simple are so beautiful and inspiring you just can’t help but want to get out there and start digging in the sand and start building (with a little help from the instructions in this book).


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