Ben’s Adventures: A Day at the Beach


Awarded 5-stars from Reader’s Favorite and listed as a ‘5-star Great Read’ by an award-winning children’s book podcast.

Who doesn’t love to daydream about the perfect beach day? Join Ben on this sweet first adventure and be inspired by his imagination, community and happiness.

In this first adventure, Ben imagines a perfect beach day where he builds sand castles, flies kites, plays with crabs and enjoys special moments with his family. Ben loves the sun on his face and the wind in his hair. He can dream, he can play, and he can interact and have meaningful experiences.
“Let’s build a sand castle”, I say to my friend.
He says, “Sounds good.”
And we make our plan.
With one tower built, and two more to go.
I kick and laugh and then think “Oh No!”
My friend thinks it’s funny.
I’m glad he’s not mad.
He says, “No worries.
We’ll make a NEW plan.”

Ben is a young triplet brother that shows all kids can play & dream. Ben’s Adventures was inspired by the author’s son Benjamin who had cerebral palsy. Despite Ben’s challenges in life, he smiled everyday. It’s a wonderful message that is important for ALL families, not just those with special needs. In writing it, Gerlach wanted to show that all kids are capable and able to do great (or even simple) things.

It’s a beautiful picture book for children ages 2-8. It is written in both prose and verse and features beautiful illustrations. It is the first in a series of books featuring Ben and his siblings and is ideal for kids in preschool/Pre-K through 2nd grade with its message of acceptance and inclusion, friendship and family.

Perfect for ages: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8 and up

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