- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Publication Date: April 3, 2018
- Price: $8.99
- Trim Size: 7 1⁄2 x 7 3⁄8
- ISBN: 1-4197-2828-8
- EAN: 9781419728280
- Page Count: 30
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Format: Board Book
- Rights: World/All
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In this charming book, one little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, “Mama, is it summer yet?” Mama responds saying, ”Not yet,” but there are plenty of signs that indicate spring is changing into summer: The earth is soft and there are seeds to plant, birds singing, ducklings in the pond, and pink blossoms blooming. The young boy even wears his bathing suit and carries a beach pail in preparation, but will it ever be summer?
The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki’s images of nature and the joys of family and community.
"Striking cut-paper artwork balances beautifully with McClure's gentle, almost old-fashioned text . . . This thoroughly pleasing board book offers young readers an opportunity to absorb themselves in the simple, hopeful gifts of the seasons."— ShelfAwareness
"The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki's elegant images of nature and the joys of family and community."— Midwest Book Review
About the author
Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996. She is the author and illustrator of many picture books, including To Market, To Market, In, and How to Be a Cat.