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Into the Field Guide: A Walk on the Beach (Treasure Box)

by Laurie Goldman

The clear IDs, interesting facts, and beachcombing tips that fill A Walk on the Beach will enable readers to experience the beach—from shimmery seashells to magnificent shorebirds—in a whole new way! The treasure box includes: book, mesh bag, bug magnifier. (Book also available separately, here.)

About the author

Laurie Goldman is a marine biologist and science journalist. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband and two children.


ISBN: 9781935703242

Price: $19.99, $22.99 Can

Box: 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 2 1/2 (deep) box with compartments. Includes 112-page book with clear IDs, mesh bag, and bug magnifier.

Age 5 and up

Available now



2013 Winner of The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Gold Best Book Award

Tuck this into your beach bag for your next day at the shore. A reader friendly guide to the names of birds, shells, and other sights of the seashore. Illustrated with photos, clear labels and clear factoids about the many things kids want to know about at the seashore. Also available in the series: A Walk in the Woods. 5 & up. Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2013.

Science, History, and Art Activity Kits: Learn While Having Fun" (6/18/13 on Momslifesavers.blogspot.com)

I love my field guides and I am so happy to include this one in my collection—but more importantly my car—this one will be traveling with me this summer!

The Into the Field Guide: A Walk on the Beach by Laurie Goldman is the PERFECT SUMMER FIELD GUIDE!

Loaded with color photos and fun facts—this guide is SO FAMILY FRIENDLY! This guide has over 100 pages and is the perfect take-a-long for any walk on the shore with your family.

From Flotsam to Jetsam (floating and discarded objects respectively—see page 16) including driftwood and sea glass, to all things living - from the tiniest crustaceans to super sized "FIELD FACTS", here is a big one: "The largest lobster ever caught weighed more then 44 lbs and was likely more than 100 years old." (Page 43)

This guide has a little of everything—rather than bring a bird guide, a foliage guide, an insect guide, and  a seashore guide —bring this single guide (that will easily fit in a backpack, diaper bag, etc) IT HAS IT ALL!

My 'blog bestie' LOVES shells— yes, this guide has those too— whelks, moon snails, periwinkles, conchs, slippers, cockles, jingles and more!

I got my first Golden Guide from my grandmother—I couldn't have been more than 5 years old. In the past 40+ years I have collected quite a few—pictured are just a few of them—looks like they'll be on the bookshelf this season, I'm bringing my new guide with me— Into the Field Guide: A Walk on the Beach.

Kids’ Book Corner: Read for Fun This Summer (6/16/13 on mydailyfind.com)

Laurie Goldman’s Into the Field Guide: A Walk on the Beach: A Hands-On Introduction to Cool, Common Critters, Shells, Plants and More is small enough for little hands to hold while on a trip to the beach, but full of fascinating information that will engage the whole family. So much is covered—rocks, sand and wind to crabs, dolphins, birds jellyfish, shells and trees—easily accessible with bright photographs. The guide includes Instructions for making simple underwater viewers for tide pools. 6 and up.