Sandbear by Shen Roddie

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Sandbear is a touching story about a hare who hastily builds a new friend out of sand while playing at the beach. But in a moment of laziness, Hare gives Sandbear a single grass arm, a tiny pinhole mouth, and short stubby legs. Sandbear, however, has the heart of a true friend. When Hare falls into a hole, Sandbear pours himself into fill the hole to rescue Hare. An appreciative Hare rebuilds Sandbear, but this time with all the right Bear-y parts. Sandbear is as sunny as a day at the beach and as fresh as a sea breeze.

About Shen Roddie

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Shen Roddie is the author of many fine books for children including Toes are to Tickle. She was born in Singapore and began her writing career as journalist and also worked as head of media for Shell Company and as a free-lance copy-writer before becoming a children's book author. She now lives in Oxford, England.
Published June 1, 2002 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hare builds a bear out of sand, but doesn’t take much effort to do it right—he gives his Sandbear a tiny mouth, a strand of grass for a hand (only one), small bumps for legs, driftwood for a nose, and no clothes.

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Hare abandons the sand sculpture without another thought, but Sandbear shivers to life—an eager-to-please gentle giant.

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