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Summer Color

by Diana Murray

illustrated by Zoe Persico

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 2018

ISBN-10: 0316370940

ISBN-13: 978-0316370943



Helicopter parenting be gone! Kids revel in their freedom in this carefree story, which doubles as a pretty, clever lesson in color (“treetops so green,” “petals so pink”).

USA Today

A chipper frolic through nature's colorful palette.


This fun concept book displays the beauty of colors in all their glory.

—School Library Journal

Murray presents a lively color primer while conveying the building excitement of a summer storm. .

—Publishers Weekly

Buoyant rhymes and lush-hued artwork...bubble with imagination-stirring imagery.

School Library Journal "Great Books: Summer Adventures"



A celebration of the wonder and colors of every child's favorite season--summer 

In this celebration of the outdoors, two rambunctious children take off on an adventure from their own backyard. In each new scene, they discover the wondrous details--and beautiful colors--of nature. Even when a little summer rain threatens to dampen their grand adventure, the fun continues as woodland scenes come to life in a whole new way. 

Diana Murray's spirited verse paired with Zoe Persico's charming illustrations hits a wonderful balance of sophisticated and sweet, with details that young children will immediately relate to and layered verse that will enchant readers of all ages.

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