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How to Code a Sandcastle From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding conceptsPearl and her trusty rust proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they re going to do it using code Pearl breaks the big we need a sandcastle problem into smaller steps, then uses conditionals, loops, and other basic coding concepts to tell Pascal exactly what to do But building a sandcastle isn t as easy as it sounds when surfboards, mischievous dogs, and coding mishaps get in the way Just when it looks like the sandcastle might never work, Pearl uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better a gorgeous sandcastle kingdom This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm Visit us for new picture books reviews daily Hello, friends Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Girls Who Code s book series.Pearl is excited today is the last day of summer, and her last opportunity to build the sandcastle of her dreams She s tried before, but various frisbee , surfboard , and dog related incidents h This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm Visit us for new picture books reviews daily Hello, friends Our book today is How To Code A Sandcastle, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios, a wonderful introduction to computer language as part of Girls Who Code s book series.Pearl is excited today is the last day of summer, and her last opportunity to build the sandcastle of her dreams She s tried before, but various frisbee , surfboard , and dog related incidents have impeded her work But today, she s brought her trusty robot Pascal to help her Pearl expects that Pascal will be a very helpful addition, but she has to give him instructions in code specific programming language that machines understand Using methods such as detailed instructions for finding a site, using a looped sequence for gathering sand, and an IF THEN ELSE for finding decorations, Pearl and Pascal are able to create a lovely sandcastle But when they are gathering the finishing touches, high tide sneaks up and washes away their work Pearl is momentarily dispirited, but she quickly has a flash of inspiration building a moat will protect the castle So using her recycled code from the first castle and a new command for moat building, Pearl and Pascal set their sights on not just one castle, but a whole sand kingdom.LOVED this What a clever and fun way to introduce the language of computer science to little readers The way the basic concepts are translated into child friendly examples is inspired, with an appendix that goes into the commands withdetail The illustrations are fun, bright, and fit the tone and subject matter perfectly And I especially loved that, as a book that encourages ALL kids to explore computer science, Pearl is not only a girl but a POC as well The length is great, JJ loved it, and this one was just wonderful Baby Bookworm approved Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm forreviews Pearl is on her last day of summer vacation and she s yet to actually build a sand castle So she brought along her robot, Pascal, in hopes of getting help She starts by telling Pascal to build a sandcastle, but he just sits there it s a no go Why Because her directions are too broad a coder takes one big problem and breaks it into several smaller ones If I give Pascal enough instructions that he does know, we ll build this castle in no time Pearl begins breaking down each step, adding Pearl is on her last day of summer vacation and she s yet to actually build a sand castle So she brought along her robot, Pascal, in hopes of getting help She starts by telling Pascal to build a sandcastle, but he just sits there it s a no go Why Because her directions are too broad a coder takes one big problem and breaks it into several smaller ones If I give Pascal enough instructions that he does know, we ll build this castle in no time Pearl begins breaking down each step, adding in a loop, and in the end she faces DISASTER Her castle is in shambles and she will have to start all over However, she learns from her mistakes and figures out a much better way to build her castle It takes patience and diligence, but she finally succeeds.I m very pleased to find a new book on coding AND with a female main character This would be a great way to introduce coding to a young group of children or a way to reinforce a coding lesson to students who are already learning to code The accompanying illustrations were rendered digitally in combination with gouache and acrylic paintings This book is the first of a new sequel, so I ll be interested in seeing what they decide to code in book 2.For this andkidlit, mglit, and yalit book reviews, please visit my blog The Miller Memo Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers and the grown ups who care for them many of whom are also unfamiliar with coding According to the foreword written by Reshma Saujani founder and CEO of Girls Who Code Girls Who Code is an organization that wa Children are learning about technology concepts such as computer coding at younger and younger ages So this fun summertime picture book that tells the story of young Pearl and her quest to build the best sandcastle ever is a terrific way to introduce this topic to both young readers and the grown ups who care for them many of whom are also unfamiliar with coding According to the foreword written by Reshma Saujani founder and CEO of Girls Who Code Girls Who Code is an organization that wants to teach every girl to learn to code And you don t have to wait until middle school or later to introduce girls to coding Just like kids begin to learn about subjects like animals, history, and space before they get to kindergarten, we want to make coding a familiar part of every child s world By introducing the core concepts of coding to children now, we re helping prepare them for a future of changing the world through code This book is a terrific addition to any child s bookshelf, as this important topic is going to be an essential component of his or her education I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K 6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the unplugged activities that were available for younger coders How to Code a Sandcastle will be my go to book anchor from now on It takes a familiar activity, be it because the reader has engaged in this activity or has been exposed to it b I originally purchased this book because I have so far liked all books by Josh Funk As a librarian who teaches coding to her students K 6 I have used the code.org curriculum, and although for the most part it is fantastic, I was never very excited about the unplugged activities that were available for younger coders How to Code a Sandcastle will be my go to book anchor from now on It takes a familiar activity, be it because the reader has engaged in this activity or has been exposed to it by TV or books, and weaves the concepts of what coders do, how they approach a problem, and the basic commands of sequence, loop, and if then else, in an accessible, fun, and most of all, practical way Pearl and Pascal s teamwork and problem solving skills are those young readers can relate to, and their adventures with a sand castle, can easily prompt readers to recreate using other situations and materials This is a keeper in our coding, making, problem solving library

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