Summer Beat by Betsy Franco

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Clackity-clack, clackity-clack. A skateboard flies over sidewalk squares.

Whoosh pumf, whoosh pumf. Water balloons tossed through the air.

Bizzle-bzzz, bizzle-bzzz. A bumblebee comes zipping by.

Tzooooooooooo bang. Tzooooooooooo bang. Fireworks start for the Fourth of July!

The sounds of summer sizzle and pop in this bouncing, swinging tribute to the best beats of every child's favorite season.
 

About Betsy Franco

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Betsy Franco is the author of numerous books for children, including Counting Our Way to the 100th Day! and Mathematickles!, both illustrated by Steven Salerno; and Birdsongs, illustrated by Steve Jenkins. She and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. They have three sons -- two actors and a sculptor. Visit Betsy's website at www.betsyfranco.com. Charlotte Middleton studied at the Cambridge School of Art. She illustrated Monster Pet! by Angela McAllister. Charlotte lives with her partner and their cat in the Gloucestershire countryside in England.
 
Published April 24, 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Poet and anthologist Franco combines rhyming couplets with alliterative sound effects and dialogue in an energetic tribute to the sensations of summer.

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The towheaded narrator and her pal Joe savor summer in all its rhythmic, onomatopoetic glory. Readers will quickly be caught up in the whimsical vibe-from dancing in the sprinkler's spritz (Shhh shh

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Readers will quickly be caught up in the whimsical vibe-from dancing in the sprinkler's spritz (""Shhh shhh, shhh shhh) to sights and sounds of a fireworks display (""Tzooooooooooo bang.

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