Sunny Days

Written by Deborah Kerbel
Illustrated by Miki Sato

Pajama Press — Spring 2021
From 2 to 5 | 24 pages

Morning sun, golden skies
Softly waking sleepy eyes

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility.

A sunbeam on the floor is the perfect place to curl up with a furry friend, and warming weather means seeds in the garden, mud pies in the yard, adventures at the beach, and ice cream in the shade.

Evening brings the silly fun of watching little shadows stretch out long, and there’s nothing so cozy as watching the sun set as a family.

Awards and Honours:

CBC Books: “16 books for kids and young adults to read this fall selection (2021)

★ “These charming couplets about fun in the sun will have their appeal to lap sitters…. With its padded cover, rounded corners, and thick pages, this eye-catching yet simple look at sunshine will suit all collections that serve toddlers.”
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Simple rhyming couplets create a playful, upbeat tone….A vivid color palette bursting with highly saturated hues pairs well with collage to create richly layered scenes that will capture young readers’ interest.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Kerbel’s brief rhyming couplets—one per spread—capture the feeling of the sun throughout the day and from spring through the heat of summer…. Sato’s bright, peaceful collages…add texture, pattern, and the feeling of three dimensions to the visual mix.”