From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and theyre 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 isnt 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!...
|Title||:||How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||44 pages|
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How to Code a Sandcastle (How to Code with Pearl & Pascal, #1) Reviews
Another fabulous addition to our Josh Funk collection! He doesn’t disappoint!
Coding is all the rage in our school district. Students do it during tech class, they take after school enrichment classes in coding, they code at home! This book will inspire budding coders to try their hand at this fun hobby. I love the illustrations and the back matter that explains the coding terms used in the book. I’m excited to see future books in this series.
Just in time for castle-building, summer days, Josh Funk brings one determined girl, Pearl, and her helpful robot, Pascal, together for a sun-shining day at the beach. Pearl's story begins with reminisces of her previous attempts to build a safe and sturdy sandcastle. Regardless of her continued failures, on this last day of summer vacation, she sets off smiling and proclaiming to build a sandcastle. Sara Palacios's colorful and expressive drawings highlight Pearl's emotions as she directs Pasca ...more
Terrific introduction to coding for young elementary students. Funk takes the reader through the basic steps of programming a robot to build a sandcastle. He introduces basic coding terms - code, sequence loop, if-then-else statements - and offers examples as the castle gets built.
Definitions for each term are also provided at the end of the book.
Connected to Girls Who Code for early readers.
Great STEAM activity book! However, this book probably targets kindergarten audiences. The wordiness may throw younger audiences off. However, a cool craft activity may go hand-in-hand with this text.
Fantastic introduction to the concept of coding for early elementary school students, and a fun summer story as well.
A fun way to introduce coding to elementary kids.
Although this Picture Book promotes the fact that more girls are coding, it's also a fun story about a girl who plans, doesn't give up when things go wrong, wisely brings Robot to help, and figures out a way to take the steps that lead her to reach her goal (building a sandcastle before her last day of vacation ends).
Wisely, the author made this story funny and about a subject interesting to kids. Kids learn coding terms while reading and seeing the effects of sequences and loops.
Book was in a s ...more