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Summer Days and Nights

by Wong Herbert Yee

Published by Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, 2012
32 pages
ISBN: 978𢠪050-90789

Ages 25

揝ummer days, so warm and bright, / Paint my room in morning light. A small Asian girl describes her activities over the course of a single summer day in a quietly engaging narrative that sees her butterfly-chasing in the morning followed by a dip in the wading pool, then on an afternoon picnic with her parents. Nighttime finds the hot, restless child looking out the window and then heading out for a discovery-rich walk in the moonlight with her dad. 揂cross the field, on past the gate My eyelids droop, it抯 getting late. Wong Herbert Yee抯 story is perfectly sized for the hands of toddlers and preschoolers, with a gentle ambience that is both playful and reassuring. The illustrations have a softness and warmth that add to the comforting feel, as does this realistic family, which includes a pregnant mom and a dad clad in chinos, undershirt, and fedora.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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