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Sabrina Sue Loves the Sea
Ready-to-Read Level 1
Table of Contents
About The Book
Sabrina Sue is a small barnyard chicken with big dreams. She wants to see the sea! The other animals tell her she’s being silly, that chickens belong on a farm. But Sabrina Sue thinks not following her dreams would be silly, and one day, she takes off on a wonderful adventure.
About The Illustrator
Priscilla Burris has illustrated numerous books for children, parents, and teachers. She enjoys cake painting and creating art for products that include murals, greeting cards, and rubber stamps. Priscilla lives with her family in Southern California.
- Publisher: Simon Spotlight (May 4, 2021)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534484269
- Ages: 4 - 6
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Raves and Reviews
A quiet story about pursuing one’s dreams and sharing them with others.
Even though chickens aren’t waterfowl, the hen protagonist of this early reader is enamored of the sea. Sabrina Sue has never been there, but she’s read about it and dreamed about it for her whole life. The other animals on the farm scoff at Sabrina Sue’s dream of seeing the sea, with the exception of a sympathetic frog (who’s never mentioned in text but who the illustrations demonstrate clearly is Sabrina Sue’s boon companion). She doesn’t let them stop her, though. Stowing away in the back of Farmer Martha’s pickup truck, Sabrina Sue and the frog go to the sea—and it’s everything she hoped it would be. Cartoon illustrations are energetic and humorous in tone, with details like Sabrina Sue’s diving mask (donned long before she gets to the waterfront) sure to provoke readers’ giggles. There are no calamities or disappointments for comic effect, just scenes of the delighted chicken and sidekick amphibian frolicking in the sand and sea. When she becomes lonesome for her friends (despite their earlier scoffing), Sabrina Sue and the frog return to the farm to share stories of their seaside adventure. The easy-reading narrative text is set in a large, clear font; dialogue conveyed in a faux handwriting type is set in speech bubbles.
Young readers will love Sabrina Sue. (Early reader. 4-8) --Kirkus Reviews
– April 15, 2021
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