Friday, June 23, 2017

There Might Be Lobsters - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

Lots of things at the beach scare Sukie. Lots. Because she is just a small dog, and the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are big and whooshy, and the balls are big and beachy. And besides, there might be lobsters. With endearing illustrations and a perfectly paced text that captures a timid pup’s looping thoughts, here is a funny and honest read-aloud about how overwhelming the world can be when you're worried — and how empowering it is to overcome your fears when it matters the most.
Come on, Sukie, you can do it! A little dog’s paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller is in need in this humorous, tenderly sympathetic story.

My Review:

A hardback book that's perfect for the summer season, There Might Be Lobsters tells of a girl who wants to take her dog to the beach one day.  The canine, Sukie, is anxious and not necessarily excited about going to the beach.  The dog's imagination goes into action and it wonders what negative things could possibly happen.  When Sukie does finally get to the beach with a beloved sock money by its side, she is still fearful.  Beach balls, waves, and lobsters are just some of the things that Sukie worries about.  When her sock monkey accidentally ends up in the water, Sukie paddles out to save the plush friend without hesitation.  Sukie overcomes her fears to save the sock money friend and learns that the beach isn't such a bad place after all.


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52 comments:

mail4rosey said...

I prefer to swim in the pool, but the beach is one of my favorite places to be.

April V said...

Although I love all 3, I'd prefer to "swim" in the pool!

Janice Crespo said...

I prefer a pool. I like to see what I am swimming with. Jaws really left an impression on me and then I grew up at a lake and never really enjoyed when you bumped into some of the fish LOL Yeah, pool for me!

jakiesmom said...

Pool

Renee said...

I want to walk the beach and swim in the pool. Pools don't have jellyfish.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I prefer the pool unless I'm down in the clear waters of the Bahamas, in which case it is ocean all the way!

Marty C. said...

I prefer the pool. I'm not a strong enough swimmer to deal with ocean currents and squishy lake bottoms you can't see through murky water creep me out soooo much. When I was a kid, the lake where we used to go swimming, Alum Creek, turned out to have been built -- no joke -- on top of an old cemetery. One spring, after a heavy rain, coffins started floating up to the surface and bobbing around. It traumatized me so much that every time I'm swimming in a lake and a stick or something touches my leg? I scream like a bansee, convinced that it's bones.

Jennifer T. said...

I like the beach the most. But, the pool is a close second.

Deanna Allen said...

I would say pool is my favorite, but a day at the lake or beach is nice too!

Stacey McCrary said...

Born next to the ocean, grew up in the lake and river but I prefer pool. Sorry not a fan a swimming with creatures.

Jana Leah B said...

I love to spend time at the beach, however, I prefer to swim in the pool.

aperry said...

I prefer to swim a in saltwater pool.

Darlene said...

I prefer to swim in a pool.

Eve+Ash said...

I love visiting the beach, but honestly would rather swim in a pool

bison61 said...

I love to be at the lake but prefer to swim in the pool

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Nancy said...

I prefer to swim in a pool.

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Lauryn Rescoe said...

I love relaxing/reading on a beach or by a lake, but it comes to swimming I prefer the pool! :)

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with whether you prefer to swim in the pool, lake, or beach." I want to float in a reservoir, with a floating vest attached.

Sara Estep said...

I prefer to swim at the pool.

Feisty Fox said...

I prefer to swim in a river but out of the three options you gave I would say pool.

Edye Nicole said...

In the pool! :)

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Sue Hull said...

I don't swim.I love going to the lake and the beach.The ocean is a peaceful and beautiful.This sounds like a cute book. Thank you for the chance 😀

slb3334 said...

I enjoy swimming in a lake.

mscoffee77 said...

We love to swim at the beach!

angel d said...

i prefer pool because its more clean

David B said...

The beach is my favorite

Stacy said...

I prefer swimming in a pool.

Ken Ohl said...

swimming pool is my favorite place to swim

Kathy Borgen said...

I like to swim at the lake. Great scenery and and great family and friends at the lake cabin.

Niclan80 said...

I prefer to swim in a swimming pool.

DiHamel said...

I prefer a lake

Angela Saver said...

My favorite is the beach! Thanks for the chance!

SueZH said...

I love swimming so it doesn't matter where. Its great when you can swim with a pretty view. The islands are the best.

AmberFaith said...

I prefer to swim in the pool!

Susan Smoaks said...

i love swimming in the pool that is my favorite

James Coyne said...

i prefer to swim in a pool

Margaret Appel said...

I prefer a pool. I grew up at the beach, but after Jaws, eeeeek! And who knows what's lurking in the lake... So yep, I'll be in the pool, right after I check to make sure nothing is hanging out in it too!

Lisa Ann said...

I don't swim but I prefer the beach.

Leela said...

We like pools.

cp said...

the ocean for us

LesleyfromWI said...

I like to swim in a pool

Nicole C. said...

I prefer to swim in the pool.

trichie said...

I prefer to swim in the pool

Lisa Pecora said...

I prefer the pool

SexyBrat said...

I love to swim anywhere where there is water.

amh1982 said...

I always love fresh water, so I would say a lake.

iggysaysno said...

We prefer the pool.

Kathy Pease said...

I love to swim at the beach

Leslie said...

I prefer lake

Philip Lawrence said...

I -refer to swim in a pool and relax on beaches and lakes but not swim there.

Sand said...

I prefer to swim in a pool!

wen budro said...

Hmmm.....it's been decades since I swam in a lake or beach. I will go with the pool because of the recent horror stories about pollution and brain parasites, etc.