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Summer: A Pop-Up Book

Summer: A Pop-Up Book

David A. Carter
Novelty Book
For ages 4 to 6
Abrams, 2018   ISBN: 978-1419728327

We are out in the countryside and the day is “long and warm.” It is summer and cedar waxwings are eating cherries in the cherry tree. Sheep graze in the field, and a pair of chipmunks peers out from behind the trunk of the tree.

The chipmunks are busy little animals and they follow us as we explore the summer garden that grows around the little yellow cottage. One of the chipmunks eats a sun-ripened strawberry in the berry patch, and later they are there in the vegetable garden too, hiding behind greens and stealing a tomato to nibble on. The little animals also like to hide in the flower garden, tucked away behind some yellow pansies.

Even by the creek, where a turtle, lizard, kingfisher and trout live, the two little chipmunks can be found.

In this delightful book readers will find beautiful full color annotated illustrations, and popups, on every spread. They will get to meet all kinds of creatures and will see a wide array of cultivated and wild plants. As they explore the book children will enjoy seeing where the two little chipmunks will turn up next.