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Celebrate the quintessential moments of summer with gorgeous photographs taken by a National Geographic photographer.
From the last day of school to catching waves at the beach, young readers will love poring over images of kids just like them enjoying warm-weather activities. The changes that plants, animals, and the environment undergo during this beloved season are also masterfully documented for readers in need of an engaging introduction to STEM topics.
This fourth and final book in the award-winning author's well-reviewed Hello Seasons series is the bridge children need to take them from the last blush of spring 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