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If I Was the Sunshine

Written by Julie Fogliano & illustrated by Loren Long
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May 7, 2019
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A breathtaking picture book about the relationships we share from New York Times bestselling storytellers Julie Fogliano and Loren Long in the tradition of The Runaway Bunny and Guess How Much I Love You. if i was the sunshine and you were the day i’d call you hello! and you’d call me stay if you were the winter and i was the spring i’d call you whisper and you’d call me sing… Through clever, thought-provoking verse and warmly evocative art, New York Times bestsellers Julie Fogliano and Loren Long explore the awe-inspiring nature of relationships, love, and connection.

What Kind of Book is If I Was the Sunshine

Themes:
nature
family
science and nature
animals
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
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Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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Simple, poetic narrative with beautiful illustrations.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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Who Wrote If I Was the Sunshine

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Julie Fogliano

Julie Fogliano is the New York Times–bestselling author of And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, as well as the poetry collection, When Green Becomes Tomatoes. Recipient of the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats Award, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. When she is not folding laundry or wondering what to make for dinner, she is staring out the window waiting for a book idea to fly by.

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Who Illustrated If I Was the Sunshine

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Loren Long

Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator.Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid WPA painting style. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, and has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Step By Step Graphics and Print.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481472432
Publication Date:
May 7, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018001113
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481472437

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