Date Published: October 2014
Ms. Janice and Mr. Rob have vacationed in the seashore town of Duck in North Carolina for 10 years. Duck is a friendly place with sandy beaches where children and dogs romp to their hearts content. This year Lexi, a new addition to their dog family, will come too. But the vacation will be like no other and as the sun sets on the beach it promises to be a long night, one the family will never forget!
Full color illustrations appeal to children and make the book come alive. The action and adventure encourage children to read to the end and learn new vocabulary. Even reluctant readers will want to finish the story.
For a children's book, this was quite in depth and dealt with deeper themes. I actually loved that about it. There is a little of everything in this. The illustrations will draw a child's eyes, and the sweet puppy main character will have them laughing and invested. Lexi's journey and family unit will be perfect for new readers.
Janice Wills Kingsbury grew up in New Jersey. She worked as a teacher and later as a School Psychologist for 18 years. Janice also taught reading and has a love of children's literature. Janice is also involved in animal rescue. Her children's books are written from the heart and portray her love of and knowledge about children and animals. The stories will capture children's interest and imagination. Age 6-12, but suitable for all ages, even adults.