Not so very long ago, on the most beautiful beach in the world, there sat a most unhappy creature. His name was Willis, and all summer long, large salty tears rolled down his cheeks and dropped into the sand.Willis is sad because he's a sunbather with sensitive eyes but no sunglasses. So he and his friends, Bird, Snake, and Lobster, set out to earn the money needed to buyNot so very long ago, on the most beautiful beach in the world, there sat a most unhappy creature. His name was Willis, and all summer long, large salty tears rolled down his cheeks and dropped into the sand.Willis is sad because he's a sunbather with sensitive eyes but no sunglasses. So he and his friends, Bird, Snake, and Lobster, set out to earn the money needed to buy a pair. After failing ridiculously at a hodgepodge of odd jobs, Lobster comes up with a successful plan that allows them all to enjoy the bright summer days....
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Three friends stumble upon an unhappy creature. He needs $0.29 to buy a pair of sunglasses so he can see what's happening around him in the bright sunlight of the beach. They get and lose a series of jobs in order to raise the amount they need, but it's not until they each pursue the things that they love and that they are good at that the friends successfully reach their goal.A good story, though long, with a happy ending. I LOVED the artwork in this book. The squinty eyes of the alligator are awesome and I loved the green water, keeping in line with the color palette, in the pool when the friends attempt to be lifeguards.
A bird, snake and lobster set off to help Willis the crocodile earn enough money to buy some sunglasses. Marshall has a great gift for children's stories both with his words and art. I found this one to be particularly entertaining and with a very important moral -- one that many out-of-work parents should consider.
Hmm ... just not on par with Marshall's other writing. Not all of his stories make sense, but at least they don't have the giant plot holes this one does. This man was prolific, though, and very talented, and I don't think that this one story should matter in the grand scheme of things. I'm on to Portly McSwine next!
I liked how this book demonstrates how at first everyone may not be good at something but working together will achieve a goal. This book shows how if you are determined you will succeed which is an important message for kids.
About a group of friends trying to earn enough money for a pair of sun glasses. They try to get jobs to pay for them, but failed at many of them. Finally the lobster suggested a talent show.I would want any student to read this because it is humorous and there are different lessons to learn.
I love the idea that the key to getting what you want in life is discovering your passions. And I remember thinking when I was a kid that Snake was the cutest thing I'd ever seen. This is just a wonderful book.
My 5-year-old son picked out this book from the library today. I enjoyed reading it to him and it had wonderful illustrations. He asked me to read it to him twice, so I know he liked it as well.
everyone is good at something. and what they love to do most is what they are great at. a brilliant message from james marshall. again.
James Marshall was truly a genius.
WAY too long.