The Sun Is a Shine

Orca. Apr. 2021. 20p. Board $10.95. ISBN 9781459826267.
PreS-K–This poetic board book expresses thanks to nature from a child’s perspective. Each spread is dedicated to a specific aspect of nature such as the sun, wind, rain, or snow. The verso features tender thoughts about the natural resource and the right one includes an expression of gratitude, with a different language on every spread. “The wind is a whisper/ That teases the leaves, Dances the sea/ And sets the kite free./ Shukran, we call to the big blue sky/ And wish on the wind as it passes by.” There’s a glossary to identify the language origin of each “thank you.”
VERDICT A great introduction to explaining common experiences to children regardless of where they live.

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