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Fun in the Sun
by David Catrow
David Catrow, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 1/8 x 9 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823429455 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Humor
Recommendations: A, H, K, PW

CCSS Codes:
L.1.1,2, 2b, 2d, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5b, 5c
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 2b, 3, 3b, 4, 4a-c
SL.1.1, 1a-c, 2-6
W.1.1, 3, 5, 8
RL.1.1-4, 7, 9

About the Book

A cheerful dog frolics in the sun and the sand on a perfect beach day. It's fun in the sand, but now there's sand in his lunch and sand in his suit. Time for a dip in the water! The dog splishes, splashes, and rides the waves; it's fun in the water too. As the sun goes down, he flies a kite with new friends. Fun in the sky! But did he remember sunscreen?

David Catrow's zany illustrations make this dog's day in the sun anything but ordinary. His vivid color and comical characters infuse the seaside adventures with whimsy.


"A buoyant dog tale from a master of the genre.—Publishers Weekly

"This madcap summer adventure will guarantee a fun-filled storytime."—School Library Journal


Read an exclusive Q&A with author David Catrow!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the main idea of the book? How does author David Catrow use details to support the main idea? RL.K-1.1, 2

2. Who is the main character? How do you know? RL.K-1.3

3. What did Dog forget to bring to the beach? Explain how David Catrow use pictures to develop the characters, setting and events in FUN IN THE SUN. RL.K-1.1, 7

4. Discuss how David Catrow uses words and phrases to enhance the meaning and tone of the story. Discuss repeated lines, rhyming words and figurative language. (Ex. "We float like a boat.") RL.K-1.4