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A National Geographic photographer's eye-catching photos of a multicultural cast of children having hot-weather fun and enjoying nature's wonders capture the essence of summer in the final book in Shelly Rotner's celebrated series on the four seasons.
Whether biting into a juicy peach, dropping a fishing line in a pond, or splashing at the beach, these crisp, gorgeous photos of children celebrate quintessential moments of summer. In a simple but lyrical text, Rotner documents iconic warm-weather activities as well as changes to plants, animals, and weather that occur during a temperate summer. This fourth and final book in a well-reviewed series about the four seasons takes children from the last blush of spring to the height of summer to the beginning of autumn. A glossary explaining terms such as summer solstice, nectar, and pollen is included.
About the Author
Shelley Rotner is a former kindergarten teacher and the creator of Shades of People, Grow! Raise Catch!, and more than thirty other books for young children. Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly have included a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book and an ALA Notable Children's Book. Her photography has appeared in Time, National Geographic, Food and Wine, Boston Globe Travel, and many other publications.
"Rotner completes her quartet of peeks at the four seasons with this last entry looking at the pleasures of summer. . . . A nice cap to a solid series: year-round fun."—Kirkus Reviews
"Nicely composed and lit, the photos beautifully capture aspects of the season and include some appealing sensory elements: a boy bites into a peach; a toddler plays with streams of water shooting from a fountain. Even the posed photos here have a naturalness about them that is disarming. Well suited to sharing in classrooms, this sunny picture book offers evocative scenes of summer."—Booklist