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How the Sun Got to Coco's House

by Bob Graham

Published by Candlewick Press, 2015
32 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7636-8109-8

Ages 3-6

“While Coco slept far away, the sun crept up slowly behind a hill, paused for a moment, and seemed to think twice … before it plunged down the other side and skidded giddily across the water.” Bob Graham once again displays his masterful ability to extend a small series of moments into an expansive picture book, in this case one that traverses the globe describing the journey of the sun from east to west, across artic snow and frozen tundra, touching the tip of an airplane wing, meeting rain over a desert, passing over a small village in mountains. “Then the sun leaped whole countries, chasing the night.” Eventually, the sun comes to Coco’s, following her through the house and out the door, where they spend the day together. In words and pictures, each scene conveys a stunning, soothing sense of the natural world—-usually in winter-—or an intimate snapshot of life on our planet, both animal and human, in a playful, delightful offering. Highly Commended, 2016 Charlotte Zolotow Award  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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