The Sandcastle Contest

The Sandcastle Contest

Paperback - 2005
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When Matthew enters a contest at the beach, he builds an amazing, incredible, unbelievable sandcastle!

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"Do we have everything?" asks Matthew's dad.

"NO!" yelled Matthew.

"No?" said his dad.

"No!" said Matthew. "We don't have dog."

"Dog?" said his dad.

"We don't even OWN a dog!"

"I know," said Matthew. "Now would be a good time to get a dog."

Matthew wants to take his sandbox too, but his dad assures him there will be a sandy beach where they're going. Once they arrive, Matthew meets a girl making a big sandcastle and a big sand dog as part of a contest. Matthew is determined to create something so wonderful, the judges will think it's real.

When he wins, Matthew shares his prize with his new friend and her giant sand dog.

And when Matthew returns back to his mom and dad with his own sand dog, they're so relieved it's a small dog, they let him keep it. With classic Munsch wit and Martchenko style, The Sandcastle Contest is a fun-filled story -- perfect to read at home or on the beach!

Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c2005.
ISBN: 9780439955904
Characteristics: 28 pages :,color illustrations ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Martchenko, Michael - Illustrator


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Sep 17, 2020

I thought that The Sandcastle Contest, by Robert Munsch, was creative, funny, and very enjoyable! The idea of this story is naturally humourous, and I think that a lot of younger kids will stay captivated and eager to see what happens next. In order to win a tub full of ice cream, the young boy has to prove that these amazing sand sculptures he built are actually sand, which leads to many silly scenarios! I would definitely recommend this book to other readers! Like usual, Munsch did a great job with this story, and made it very engaging and fun for kids!@PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 03, 2020

Like all Robert Mucnsh books it was fun read. Did not disappoint.

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red_bird_1338 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and under


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