Summer Days and Nights

Wong Herbert Yee; illustrations by Wong Herbert Yee

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. Before long, she’s fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and summer nights.
As with his earlier books featuring this spunky little girl, Wong Herbert Yee’s focus is on appreciating the small but special details that define a season.

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Praise for Summer Days and Nights

"...equally perfect for a storyhour or a cozy bedtime tale that will inspire summertime dreamers.”--School Library Journal

"Fans of these books will no doubt look forward to a story about fall. . .”--Horn Book Magazine

“A dazzling…introduction to the world of nature experienced by an inquisitive toddler.”--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Who Likes Rain:
“Children who are not usually attracted to quiet picture books will find themselves first drawn in by the guessing game and then rewarded by the entire experience. Fine strokes of color softly define the shapes of characters and settings, visually expressing the many sensory images found in the verse. . . . Simple and engaging.” —Booklist, starred review
“A perfect read-aloud for preschoolers and simple enough for beginning readers. Soft, gentle illustrations in acrylics capture the child’s joy and make readers almost feel the pelting rain. A lovely choice for spring storytimes.” —School Library Journal
Praise for Tracks in the Snow:

Junior Library Guild Selection
Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Selection
“The easy, unforced rhymes may appeal to adult reader and child viewer alike, while the contrast between the fallen snow and the warm tones of flesh and covering sets up a delightful balancing act. . . . Tracks in the Snow lays down a trail well worth following.” —The New York Times Book Review
“The simple rhyming text encourages chanting along; Yee’s colored pencil illustrations are meticulously drawn . . . providing a quiet softness for this gentle, cozy winter tale.” —The Horn Book 
“A tender celebration of the season.” —School Library Journal
“Readers will feel all the invigorating chill and quiet beauty of winter.” —Publishers Weekly


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About the Author

Wong Herbert Yee; illustrations by Wong Herbert Yee

Wong Herbert Yee is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the popular Fireman Small series. He lives with his wife and daughter in Troy, Michigan.

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Summer Days and Nights
Wong Herbert Yee; illustrations by Wong Herbert Yee


Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)


Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
April 2012
ISBN: 9780805090789
ISBN10: 0805090789
Picture Book
8 x 6 inches, 32 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 2 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1

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