The Beach Patrol
It's just another day on the job for The Beach Patrol by John O'Brien and Max Bilkins, illus. by O'Brien. This comprehensive look at the duties, tools and terms of the trade features O'Brien's full-bleed illustrations, dappled watercolors and black ink lines, and the format follows his previous This Is Baseball, This Is Soccer, etc. Useful information includes fun terminology (""sitting wood"" versus ""tea-bagging"" for instance), tips on how to escape a rip current and how guards go about rescues.