Selling Points: "Family, natural world, beach"
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: Sep/01/2011
This beautiful picturebook depicts a family's fun-filled day at a beach. Racing past dunes, building sand castles, and singing songs by a bonfire at night, the family revels in the peaceful beauty of an ocean beach. Lennie Gallant's lyrical description of a summer day is matched perfectly with Patsy MacKinnon's sun-soaked illustrations. A Day with You in Paradise is based on Lennie's song of the same name from the Juno-nominated album When We Get There.
Resource Links - October 1, 2011
"Beautifully illustrated...The song and illustrations provide a paean of praise to one blissful day at the beach...The equisite, lushly coloured illustrations evoke the sensations of that most delightful day."
Atlantic Books Today - September 1, 2011
"A sweet—and needless to say—rhythmic tale of a family revelling in a peaceful day on a PEI beach...The story and vivid eye-catching illustrations evoke those simple beach days most of us experienced as children...[MacKinnon] creates a bright yet soothing canvas for readers' eyes."