Published by Sleeping Bear Press
Summary: As two children play on the beach, they see the tracks left in the sand by a variety of animals, beginning with their dog. There are also prints left by a sandpiper, crab, seagull, pelican, crab, and sea turtle. At the end of the day, their own tired feet take them back home again. The last two pages of the story show all the prints in the sand, and the two pages after that give additional information about the animals. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: Read this before going to the beach to make kids more aware of the animals around them. The illustrations do a nice job of portraying the various creatures, as well as their tracks to help kids identify them.
Cons: It would have been helpful to show pictures of tracks next to the thumbnail photos of the different animals on the last two pages.