Amy Loves the Sun

Amy Loves the Sun

by Julia Hoban, Lillian Hoban

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hoban's cheery illustrations, bathed in the iridescent yellows of summer sunshine, accompany a spare, direct text that tells of a child picking flowers for her mother. Along the way, Amy enjoys the sights, sounds and tactile pleasures of a summer day: a fuzzy caterpillar, fresh-smelling flowers, soft grass on bare toes. Although based on a simple event, this picture book contains a wealth of sensory detail. It radiates warm feelings as well, conveying both the pleasures to be found in nature and the happiness of sharing one's discoveries with another. This first of several stories about Amy is a gentle, joyful book, perfectly keyed to a toddler's experience and perspective. Ages 1-3. (July)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS Amy walks out into a sunny day, picks some flowers for her mother, and makes many observations along the way. Preschoolers will enjoy following Amy as she wriggles her toes in the warm grass, smells the daisies and dandelions, finds a bee and a caterpillar, and experiences the warmth of the sun on everything in her small world. The shine and warmth of the sun are reflected in Lillian Hoban's luminous, colorful crayon illustrations. The simplicity of this book makes it a good choice for toddler story hour or for one-to-one sharing. Children will enjoy pointing out colors, numbers of things, and of course, the bees and butterflies that are so much a part of a sunny day. Nancy Curtin, Port Washington Public Library, N.Y.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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1st ed
Age Range:
4 Years

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