Sandy Toes: A Summer Adventure (A Let’s Play Outside! Book)


A celebration of Black joy and the simple pleasures of a day at the beach from acclaimed poet Shauntay Grant


ISBN: 9781419763076 Category:

Shauntay Grant


Follow along as a young boy spends the day at the beach with his family in this spare and poetic picture book from award-winning poet and picture book author Shauntay Grant. With a simple story—and simply stunning illustrations from Candice Bradley—this book is an ode to celebrating summer’s wonders big and small.

Additional information

Weight 344 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 27 April 2023
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Candice Bradley
Dimensions 22.3 x 22.4 cm
Weight 344 g


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Shauntay Grant is an acclaimed poet and author of several picture books, including One Day, When I Wrap My Hair, and My Fade Is Fresh. Her picture book Africville won the 2019 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards, the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, and the 2019 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Grant is an assistant professor of creative writing at Dalhousie University, a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada, and a former poet laureate of Halifax. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Candice Bradley was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fondest childhood memories are of drawing and dancing to Disney classics. She dreamt of either becoming a ballerina at Juilliard or an animator at Cal Arts. Although circumstances would prevent her from pursuing either, she didn’t stop there. To fund her own education, she decided to offer services as an illustrator, and thus began her journey as a picture book artist. Bradley’s hope as an illustrator is to support the movement of writers redeeming the narrative for minorities and people of color. She is also the illustrator of Snowy Mittens. She lives in Atlanta with her family.