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June 21, 2009

Summer is Summer by Phillis and David Gershator, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Welcome summer by checking this one out at the library this week! The authors were inspired by Gertrude Stein's words, "A rose is a rose is a rose." The text follows this pattern throughout the book, "A rose is a rose and everything grows when summer is summer is summer."

It begins with two children staring at an enormous rose, they see a giant bee, drink pink lemonade, sit in a hole while moles tunnel around, blow dandelions, a watch frogs hop on logs. Cloud watching, baseball games, the beach, the fair (juliet's favorite), and of course fireflies also make an appearance in this book. The final page shows two children sleeping in the overgrown rose, fast asleep and all wrapped up in its petals. Very fun.

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