My New Sandbox

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Hyperion Books for Children, 1996 - Play - 32 pages
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Playing in his new sandbox, a little boy is dismayed by the black bug, red bird, spotted dog, and child who want to play, too, but after he shoos them all away, he realizes that he is lonely.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When a boy gets a new sandbox in his backyard, one that's just his size, he wants it all to himself. ``Get out,'' he shouts to a bug, a bird, a dog, and a girl. But pretty soon his hard-won solitude ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Julia Gorton has loved to get wet since her days as a teenage member of the Aquaettes. A local synchronized swim team. She is still passionate about water and is working to get a community pool built.

For a decade she has been delighting children with her inspired illustrations and dazzling designs. Her work can be found in the Science Play book I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, the MathStart book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy, and Ten Rosy Roses, by Eve Merriam. Julia Gorton lives in a sprinklerfilled community in New Jersey with her husband, author-illustrator Daniel Kirk, and their three children, who splish and splash all around the town.

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