A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year. When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season. Tom Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.
This book encompasses all the little and big things you love about summer, from 4th of July celebrations to day trips to the lake and lemonade stands to running through sprinklers. There’s a good amount of diversity in the characters included and the illustrations are cute and full of summery feels—green grass, flushed cheeks, and fireflies at night. Reading it brings a sense of nostalgia and excitement for all the activities you loved as a child (riding your bike, eating ice cream, playing outside).
Jaime (Jimyung) Kim was born and raised in Korea and moved to the United States when she was eighteen. Jaime works with gouache and acrylics to create illustrations inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world. The sun, the moon, the sky, and stars are her favorite things, which is why they always appear in her artwork.