A creative way to make a simple trip to the beach into something exciting. This poem is a great way to show children how the choice of language can add to the experience for the reader. The use of personification adds to the effect of urgency as the girl rushes from home and leaves you wondering where she is heading. The layout of the text and the illustrations all work together to create a sense of atmosphere.
Title: Rush! Rush!
Author: Elena de Roo
Illustrator: Jenny Cooper
Publisher: One Tree House
Publication: March 2021
Ages: Picture Book
Reviewer: Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School, Auckland
How are you recommending this book? Recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? Sweep back the curtains.
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