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Cape Cod Charlie: A Day on the Bay (Hardcover)
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Charlie's day of play on a Cape Cod beach turns into an imagination extravaganza. Through Charlie's hard work creating a sand castle, he befriends "Hermie", a hermit crab that floated into his moat. At the end of the day, Charlie struggles to leave his new friend behind but learns a valuable lesson about respecting the habitats that are required for the survival of the world's incredible creatures. This book combines a shared experience of imaginary play with some food for thought about respecting animals.
The number "143" is hidden on each page for an added level of engagement. The number 143 is a family code meaning "I love you". The 143 code can be traced back to 1860 at Minot's Ledge Lighthouse which is located one mile off the coast of Cohassett, MA. It still blinks the romantic code to this very day!
About the Author
Kathleen Sheerin Polaske graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Relations from The University of Connecticut and later a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. She worked as a High School Counselor in Middletown, Connecticut. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Ron Polaske, and has 2 boys, Thomas and Spencer. Kathleen resides in Dennis, Massachusetts and Naples, Fl. She grew up on the Cape Cod beaches and made this area her home in 2020.
Eileen Sheerin Levoy graduated from Assumption College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She continued her academic studies at University of Massachusetts where she received a Master's Degree in Education and certification to teach Special Education. She continued her studies at Lesley University where she researched the Japanese Models of Education for students diagnosed with Autism. Eileen has been teaching in Sudbury, Massachusetts for over 20 years. She has previously written The Blanket Fort for her grandson.