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From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.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.

About the Author

Josh Funk

Josh Funk is the author of LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST (Sterling) , as well as the forthcoming picture books PIRASAURS! (Scholastic 8.30.16) , DEAR DRAGON (Viking/Penguin 9.6.16) , IT'S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Two Lions, 2017) , and more.

Josh grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes picture book manuscripts.

Josh is a board member of The Writers' Loft in Sherborn, MA and the co-coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 New England Regional SCBWI Conferences.

For more information, visit www.joshfunkbooks.com or @joshfunkbooks on twitter.

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