The Beach: Band 02a/Red A by Alison Hawes


The Beach: Band 02a/Red A by Alison Hawes

A patterned picture book about a family outing to the beach. The children are delighted when they spot seagulls, an ice-cream van, sand and even what they believe to be the sea, but are they at the beach yet? Lisa Smith's illustrations capture the children's excitement as they wait impatiently for their journey to end. * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type - A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * Pages 14 and 15 show a labelled beach scene, incorporating the key words from the text, and providing an opportunity to recount the text. * This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: Shapes on the Seashore by Frances Ridley.

About the Author

Alison is a full-time writer. She has been writing books for schools since 1998. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children aged four to fourteen. Previously, Alison has been a teacher, a classroom assistant, a playgroup helper, a respite carer and a learning support assistant.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


16 pages
Interest Age: From 4


Alison Hawes
More books by Alison Hawes


Publication date

4th June 2012



We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

Lovereading 4 schools