Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Summer Wonders

Summer Wonders

Bob Raczka
Illustrator:  Judy Stead 
Picture Book
For infants to age 5
Albert Whitman , 2009   ISBN: 978-0807576533

What comes to mind when you think of summer? In this book Bob Raczka and Judy Stead use short rhyming phrases and sun filled illustrations to give young children a joyous picture of summer days. We see "divers, swimmers" and "flat rock skimmers." Then there are "fanners, sippers, ice cream dippers."

After reading this book children will be eager to savor watermelon, to play on beaches, and to catch fireflies on summer nights. Evocative words and delightful illustrations combine to give children a charming seasonal title.