Occasionally while reading in the various book review publications I will stop at the children's section just to see what's new. An ad for this one caught my attention so I thought I would check to see if KPL owned it, and, sure enough, we did. As one of three books we have by Elise Parsley, a children's author who lives 21 miles from a beach in South Dakota, this is a funny story. It begins, 'If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a frisbee, or a shovel. She is NOT talking about the piano.' The illustrations are well done. I love the ending too. Next on my list might be Ms. Parsley's If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T!