by Diana Murray
illustrated by Zoe Persico
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 2018
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”).
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. .
Buoyant rhymes and lush-hued artwork...bubble with imagination-stirring imagery.
ABOUT SUMMER COLOR:
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.