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Chu's Day at the Beach

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Charming sneezing panda learns how to fix mistakes.

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CHU'S DAY AT THE BEACH is a delightfully simple tale, but it yields big, reassuring messages about preschooler anxiety or feeling different. Here, Chu sneezes big, and though it splits the ocean right in two, potentially ruining the experience for everyone, he's given the space to work out a solution. Everyone lets him know they're sad. After all, the whale can't even swim through to the other side of the ocean if things stay this way -- but there's an air of acceptance and patience in giving Chu room to do what it takes to set things right.

With a little help from his friends, and some vividly drawn expressions and characters in oil and mixed media, this imaginative tale expresses the sense that our bodies may do strange things, but it happens to everyone. Messes may be easily made, but they're easily cleaned up with a little effort.

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