A Day For Sandcastles

by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Qin Leng, is a wordless picture book that uses detailed watercolors to tell a simple, immediately recognizable story. Three children arrive at the beach with their parents by bus and joyfully sprint for the water. Their various attempts to build a sandcastle are foiled by stray hats blowing in the wind, a rogue wave, and a wandering toddler. Will they succeed in finishing their castle before the sun sets and they have to return home? Leng’s illustrations perfectly capture a breezy day at the beach.