Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
After breakfast Sam is so excited that he's bouncing off the walls. His mother tells him to go out to the garden to play. At lunch he's so full of beans that all he can get up to is mischief. His grandmother tells him to go out to the garden to play. After supper he has so much energy to burn that he can't sit still. His father tells him to go out to the garden to play. Little do they know that when Sam does, he turns into a ferocious Samurai, goes on an adventure with Jack and the Beanstalk, and meets a fire-breathing dragon. Bounce & Beans & Burn follows Sam through an ordinary day of extraordinary adventure.
About the authors
Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer, and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the author and illustrator of several children’s books by both The Acorn Press and Nimbus Publishing. Snow for Christmas, Thank You for My Bed, and I’m Drawing a Picture, have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also cowrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.
Winner of the L. M. Montgomery Children's Literature Award, Bounce and Beans and Burn is Shannon Murray's first book. She lives in Prince Edward Island with her husband and two children.