by Natalie Jane Prior, Anna Pignataro

Sun wakes the world encouragingbaby animals and,finally,a sleepy family to rise and shine.  See more details below


Sun wakes the world encouragingbaby animals and,finally,a sleepy family to rise and shine.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The sun seems to shine everywhere—over the plains and mountains, on a rocky island where a seal sleeps, and eventually the light filters through trees in the forest to reach a nest of birds. The bees are out among the flowers and they slip in and out of their hives—they seem to love a sunny day to buzz and work among the flowers. Cows and their calves munch the green grass in sunny meadows and in the morning when the sun shines, three young children wake up. They waste no time joining their parents in their big bed. The artwork sometimes has an unfinished look and the dog in the scene with the kids looks like a stuffed animal, but in the closing scene more like a real dog. A companion book, Star, contains a soothing text that may indeed help children settle down for the night after all the activities on a sunny day. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
Lovely, subtle watercolors and a lyrical text are squashed into a board format that shortchanges both book and readers. The opening spread reveals a trembling dawn scene, the sun rising over trees and hills; fine lines connect the landscape to the sunbeams, establishing a welcoming relationship between land and nurturing light. "This is where the sun shines . . . " It shines on seal pups on a rocky island, songbirds in the forest and "waxfilled hives / where honey bees drone." In the companion book, Star (9781935279075), a sailor's cat, a glowworm and a forgotten teddy bear enjoy a starry night. The overall effect in both is lovely, or would be, if they were fullsized books. The boardbook audience is unlikely to respond to the delicacy of either illustrations or text-a sad mismatch of form and content. (Ages 35)

Product Details

Kane/Miller Book Publishers
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Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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