Hooray for Summer!

full color throughout $ 19.95 US / $ 26.95 CAD Hardcover / 9.6 x 9.6 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4538-1

Hooray for Summer!

A sudden summer thunderstorm sends the squirrel siblings to seek shelter with new friends.

Mick, Mack, and Molly are enjoying a summer afternoon, when suddenly things are very still. Nothing is moving—not even the frogs, birds, or flowers. And then everyone is on the run—birds are flocking overhead and small animals are racing for shelter. Rain pours down and the thunder booms. Lightning cracks and flashes . . . and Mick, Mack, and Molly are caught in the middle of one of the most exciting moments of summer—a sudden summer thunderstorm. It can be scary, but for the three squirrel children, safe and dry in a cave, it brings new friends.

Beloved author Kazuo Iwamura explores the seasons as he does in his other books—Hooray for Spring, Hooray for Fall, Hooray for Snow.

A good read-aloud choice as summer approaches.

The animals' faces are expressive, and the colors go from bright to muted to dark as the storm approaches. Yellow highlights the dark as lightning crashes and rain streaks down the pages in white stripes. A solid addition, especially where the first two books are popular.
School Library Journal

The gently-hued, story -telling illustrations complement the sensitive tones of the text. "Hooray for Summer!" is a tale that little ones will engage in and enjoy, with moments of drama, uncertainty, sadness, and rejoicing.
Midwest Book Review