During a hot summer day in the grasslands, the animals race to claim the single spot of shade on the safari. The selfish elephant triumphs over the rest. The animals fight until they are inspired by a selfless act of love to offer shade to one another.
With lyrical text, bright and delicate art, and a die-cut surprise, Summer is an introduction to animals and a testament to the power of kindness.
The book has interesting illustrations but has a cute story about problem-solving and help others..
<p><b>Cao Wenxuan</b> grew up in rural China and is now a professor of Chinese literature and children’s literature. He is the author of several celebrated books for young readers, including the novel <i>Bronze and Sunflower</i>, which received three starred reviews. His fluid, poetic prose depicts honest, sometimes raw, and often melancholy moments of life. </p><p>He has also received significant recognition for his academic research and teaching in the field of children’s literature, and he was the first Chinese author to win the Hans Christian Andersen Author Award.</p><p>Cao Wenxuan is the author of <i>Summer.</i></p>