Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

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Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee (Henry Holt, 2012) is a sweet story of a girl enjoying nature during some bright summer days. The illustrations are done with colored pencils on watercolor paper, and the soft feel adds to the relaxing feel of the girl’s summer day. I  especially like the cycle through the girl’s day, ending with her going to bed and dreaming about more summer days. It is a nice reminder that summer is for enjoying the nature around us.

I admit, it’s a little strange to read spring and summer books when the season is so quickly passing into full-blown autumn, and the hint of snow is in the air. But picking up spring-themed books to consider for the Cybils 2012 award was refreshing right now: a nice reminder that yes, we will make it to spring again! The green and life will will return to the plants around me in time.

Reviewed on October 31, 2012

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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