How to Code A Sandcastle

How to Code A Sandcastle

Book - 2018
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All summer, Pearl has been trying to build the perfect sandcastle, but out-of-control Frisbees and mischievous puppies keep getting in the way! Pearl and her robot friend Pascal have one last chance, and this time, they're going to use code to get the job done. Using fundamental computer coding concepts like sequences and loops, Pearl and Pascal are able to break down their sandcastle problem into small, manageable steps. If they can create working code, this could turn out to be the best beach day ever!

With renowned computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code, Josh Funk and Sara Palacios use humor, relatable situations, and bright artwork to introduce kids to the fun of coding.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780425291986
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Palacios, Sara - Illustrator

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Margaret Mullin
Jun 29, 2019

* Girls coding (loops, if then, small tasks, specific directions, sequences), human characters with a range of skin tones and hair types, robots, cute lobsters: this book checks all the boxes. * The information about coding doesn't interrupt the story too much & more information is included in the backmatter.
* The hyperbole in the text is explained through the illustrations (sandcastles wrecked by flying saucers and shark attacks). The shoutout to computing pioneer Ada Lovelace on the 2nd spread is fun.

ArapahoeErinR Jun 01, 2018

A fun way to introduce coding to elementary kids.

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