By: Sally Rippin
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9781742974309


Billie's family is off to the beach!

But when they get there, her Mum and Dad just want to read books and nap.

Will this be the most boring holiday ever?


Billie B. Brown is at the beach on her summer holidays. Her parents are content to just read, but Billie would like to have some fun!

She amuses herself by building a sandcastle. She then sees two other girls playing and building their own beautiful sandcastle. She would really like to play with them, but is too scared to ask. What if they don't want to play with her? She decides it is much safer to just play on her own.

The girls finally get to play together but then Billie thinks she has ruined everything by destroying the girls' sandcastle. Her day is turning out bad!

But in typical Billie B. Brown style, she bounces back and comes up with a plan to try and be friends again.

A lovely story for your emerging young readers about friendship and overcoming shyness.

This book was included in our February 2013 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Sam