Liz and the Sand Castle Contest by Callie Barkley
(The Critter Club)

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Synopsis

Liz deals with some unfriendly competition at the beach and tries to rescue a baby octopus in the eleventh book of The Critter Club series.

Liz and her family are at the beach! Liz loves building sand sculptures, so when she sees a flyer for a sand castle competition, of course she enters. She thinks she’s found a new friend when she meets her neighbor Tommy, who is also competing, but Tommy’s not so nice. He teases Liz about the castle she’s building and he laughs when one of the pieces caves in. Then Liz’s castle gets ruined overnight! It’s the day of the contest judging, and Liz no longer has anything to enter. Did Tommy destroy Liz’s sand castle? Plus, Liz finds a baby octopus that needs help! Will she be able to get the octopus back in the ocean and swimming again?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!
 

About Callie Barkley

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Callie Barkley loves animals. As a young girl, she dreamed of getting a cat or dog of her own until she discovered she was allergic to most of them. It was around this time that she realized the world was full of all kinds of critters that could use some love. She now lives with her husband and two kids in Connecticut. They share their home with exactly ten fish and a very active ant farm.Marsha Riti illustrated the picture book The Picky Little Witch. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she likes to take long walks, stopping frequently to pet neighborhood kitties.
 
Published June 2, 2015 by Little Simon. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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