My Beach

By Katie Kokavec

Illustrated by Carla Barton

A lot of fun is to be had at the beach. Though seasons change, the beach remains a constant place where fun, laughter and peace can be found. Seen through the eyes of a child, this story can create conversations of your own favourite times spent at the beach.

Children and adults alike will delight in this beautifully illustrated story filled with rhythm and rhyme, of a place that holds many fond memories for us all.

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A lot of fun is to be had at the beach. Though seasons change, the beach remains a constant place where fun, laughter and peace can be found. Seen through the eyes of a child, this story can create conversations of your own favourite times spent at the beach.

Children and adults alike will delight in this beautifully illustrated story filled with rhythm and rhyme, of a place that holds many fond memories for us all.

Katie Kokavec is a primary school teacher living on the Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband and three daughters. Katie takes great joy in reading picture books to young children and was inspired to write her own. It has brought her great delight seeing the text brought to life through the illustrations. At the time of writing this book, Katie lived in Lilli Pilli on the south coast of NSW. My Beach has been written through the eyes of her children from early experiences of all that the beach has to offer at various times throughout the day. With the passing years, the beach continues to be a place they love to go to refresh, reflect and to relax. The themes of time and change are reflected throughout.

Carla Barton is a 15-year-old self-taught artist from QLD, Australia. She loves being part of Musical Theatre productions with her brother and sister, singing and learning the piano. Previously, when living on the east coast of Australia, she would enjoy walks on a nearby beach with her Swiss Shepherd dog. Though the beach seemed to be constantly changing, it always remained. Illustrating this book was a great reminder that even though life changes, there are always things that stay constant.

Publisher: Star Label Publishing

Language: English

Paperback: 26 pages

Print ISBN: 978-0-6459337-0-3

Reading through the pages & looking at the illustrations brought back many fond warm memories of my childhood days spent at the beach with my family over 60+ years ago. You are left with such a lovely feeling of nostalgia after reading this delightful little book. Young children will love it. –Mary T

This delightful book takes you through a day of activities at the beach, a place where children can run free and create beautiful memories. My Beach reminds us of the consistency of places that remain largely untouched. It brings up many topics that can inspire chats about times spent together, exploring, and enjoying life. It is a happy book that parents will enjoy reading to their children, and the flowing rhyme and bright illustrations just adds to the fun. – Rebecca Moore (author of The Little Mustard Seed)