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Private Beach: No Platypuses Allowed

Illustrated by Romina Marti
Published by Tra Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

“A clever, funny animal tale about acceptance and community.” —Kirkus

In this large-hearted picture book, a quirky family of platypuses set off for the beach but all does not go as planned. Can Mrs. Duck-billed Platypus save the day for herself, her children, and all of the other animals?

It’s a perfect day for the beach, and Mrs. Duck-billed Platypus, her seven children, and her egg set off for an outing by the sea! But one beach does not allow beaks. The next does not permit fur. On their journey, the platypuses meet many other animals in the same situation. They are turned away again and again, until Mrs. Duck-billed Platypus finds a unique solution

A timeless tale that takes on issues of inclusion, perserverance, and friendship in a humorous and deeply relatable way, Private Beach is the perfect addition to any beach bag or summer reading list.

About The Author

Originally trained in philosophy, Sophie Lescaut became a speech therapist, which catalyzed her interest in sound and the rhythm of words. She lives in Paris with her family and is the author of several children’s books.

About The Illustrator

Romina Martí is an award-winning illustrator and motion graphics artist who lives in a village near Barcelona. Romina combines her work in publishing with Musta, a graphic design studio she and her partner founded in 2015, which has illustration and animation at its heart. She has illustrated several children's books, including the Animal Builders series, ¡Ya vooooy!, which has been translated into several languages, Contes per ser lliures, a collaboration with the Catalan Association for Civil Rights and La Mariona i la Menjanits, for which she was selected for the Bratislava Illustration Biennale in 2019. She has a strong interest in animation and plans to pursue this new creative path in the near future.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Tra Publishing (July 5, 2022)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781734761887
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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