Author: Henkes, Kevin
Brand: Greenwillow Books
Number Of Pages: 40
Release Date: 07-04-2020
Details: Product Description From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of Winter Is Here, When Spring Comes, and In the Middle of Fall, this picture book about summer celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Bees buzz, birds sing, and children roll in the grass and feel the heat of the summer sun. With striking verbal imagery, repetition, and alliteration, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts of language and the summer season. Laura Dronzek's glowing paintings beautifully illustrate the wonders of summer. This is an engaging seasonal companion to the bestselling When Spring Comes, In the Middle of Fall, and Winter Is Here, Ideal for introducing the season, for story time, and for bedtime reading. Review “Henkes and Dronzek evoke the sights, sounds, and joys of summer, completing their celebratory seasonal quartet . . . [ Summer Song] captures the magic of childhood summers, when colors are a song and a backyard can sing the wonders of the world.” ( Kirkus Reviews (starred review)) “[A] conclusion to the seasonal quartet from the award-winning duo celebrates summer at last, reveling in its endless delights of green songs. . . . A luscious finale.” ( Booklist (starred review)) “The creators of Winter Is Here, When Spring Comes, and In The Middle of Fall, are back with the final installment of the seasons series. A lyrical text pairs perfectly with bright illustrations in this wonderful read-aloud. . . . For storytime or sharing one on one.” (School Library Journal (starred review)) “Henkes celebrates the glories of summer . . . [ Summer Song is] a sensory feast.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)) “Henkes and Dronzek complete their seasonal quartet with an homage to summer. Henkes explores the pleasures of the senses . . . Encourage[s] readers to look and listen for layered wonder in summer’s freedom.” ( Publishers Weekly) “Henkes and Dronzek complete their seasonal quartet with a joyful ode celebrating summer . . . Melodic and evocative, this book captures the essence of summer and its unique seasonal song.” (Horn Book Magazine) “Henkes and Dronzek make the sounds of summer—the lawn mowers, the sprinklers, the birds and the crickets—so vibrant we almost hear colors. Summer has never hummed so brightly. . . . Follow four diverse friends as they lie in meadows, chase fireflies, walk their dogs and look for frogs.” ( New York Times Book Review) From the Back Cover Summer is a song.A green song.Green on green on green.Summer also sings with growing and glowing,chirping and buzzing,whirring and humming,splashing and sprinkling,and a breeze blowinggrass, leaves, and trees. Have you ever noticed that everything in the summer sounds like music? Listen! Listen! But mostly, play along. About the Author Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand; and White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon.
Package Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.6 x 0.5 inches