Note from Ronna: If your children are anything like mine, as early as their first week of school, they are already planning for and dreaming about next summer!
Aptly named, Mama, Is it Summer Yet? (Abrams, $17.95) written and illustrated by Nikki McClure is about a child who has grown tired of winter and cannot wait for summer to arrive. The simple text creatively teaches young children about all the signs of spring that lead into summer. The unique illustrations are done in mostly bold black cut-outs with pastel backgrounds.The author was inspired to write and illustrate this book after her own son asked her, “Mama Is it Summer Yet?” This darling book – her response – can benefit all those little ones out there who cannot wait until the weather gets warmer so they can run and play outside.
Debbie Glade, today’s guest reviewer, is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for WanderingEducators.com. She blogs daily at smartpoodlepublishing.com.