"Painterly illustrations featuring beach colors of sandy yellow and the aqua of the sea and sky are appealing and evoke the feeling of the seashore, but don't quite make up for the strange, sad story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hare builds a bear out of sand, but doesn't take much effort to do it right—he gives his Sandbear a tiny mouth, a strand of grass for a hand (only one), small bumps for legs, driftwood for a nose, and no clothes.
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