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Sun & Son

9781681527475
Linda Joy Singleton / Richard Smythe

Paired verbs tell two parallel stories between the human world and the natural world: While a father nurtures a son during a birthday camping trip, the sun nurtures our planet in this inspirational picture book.

Linda Joy Singleton’s (Crane and Crane) simple sequence of verbs invites comparison of word meanings and concepts. Richard Smythe’s (Crane and Crane, The Mighty Steam Engine) colorful illustrations inspire observations and highlight the different meanings of the paired words.

Perfect for celebrating father-son relationships and our relationship with nature, this charming book makes a great Father’s Day gift or read-aloud for preschoolers and older children.

 

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Sun & Son
9781681527475

Sun & Son

Paired verbs tell two parallel stories between the human world and the natural world: While a father nurtures a son during a birthday camping trip, the sun nurtures our planet in this inspirational picture book.

Linda Joy Singleton’s (Crane and Crane) simple sequence of verbs invites comparison of word meanings and concepts. Richard Smythe’s (Crane and Crane, The Mighty Steam Engine) colorful illustrations inspire observations and highlight the different meanings of the paired words.

Perfect for celebrating father-son relationships and our relationship with nature, this charming book makes a great Father’s Day gift or read-aloud for preschoolers and older children.

 

Download free activities.

Watch the author on The Van Show.

Explore STEM activities from LitLinks.

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PRICE

Complete Series of 1: your price $17.99

READING LEVEL: GRADE K AND UP
  • Reinforced Library Binding

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 9" x 9"

Children's Literature,
January 2022

“This is a simple book, it would seem. But it is not really, because of the word pairing and delightful illustrations. The book shows that the same word can be used to describe human interactions and natural phenomena. For instance, as the sun rises, a father tells his son to rise for the camping and fishing trip they are taking to celebrate the boy’s birthday. On the trip, the son and father do many of the same things that the natural world is doing. The illustrations are lovely and gentle, and a great deal of visual imagery is used to stimulate the child’s imagination. Adults reading along with child readers will easily be able to point out bits of nature to reinforce the concepts. This is the kind of book that becomes a favorite for the young reader and soothes the grown-up’s soul. A lovely bedtime book to read sending the child to sleep with comforting images. ”—Sarah Swan

Shelf Awareness,
March 25, 2022

“This loving, contemplative picture book by Linda Joy Singleton, illustrated by Richard Smythe (Watersong illustrator), uses carefully chosen pairs of verbs to describe dual-yet-converging storylines about the sun's journey through the sky and a very special day for a father and son. Early in the morning, as the sun rises, a father wakes his son, bidding him "rise." The sun "shines" and so do the boy's teeth as he brushes. It is the boy's birthday, so his dad bundles him up until he's "warm" (just like the cat dozing in the sun), and they set out for a day spent in nature. Father and son fish, play games, pitch a tent and generally enjoy each other's company. Day draws to a glorious end and both the setting sun and a candle on the boy's birthday cupcake "glow." A new day dawns and sun and son "beam..../ together." Much like her previous book, Crane & Crane, Singleton's word pairings provide fun, reader-friendly ways to think about the nuances of language. Some takeaways are fairly straightforward, like the different depictions of "shimmer" and "hide," while others, such as "shadow" and "reflecting," invite deeper contemplation. Smythe's illustrations feature expressive faces with large eyes that show the strong bond between father and son who gaze cheerfully and lovingly at each other. Bold, vibrant colors convey excitement, as both the natural beauty and human connections sparkle with life. Sun & Son contains a wealth of meanings and is made all the more accessible by its wonderfully spare but effective word count. --Lynn Becker, reviewer, blogger, and children's book author Discover: In this endearing picture book, pairs of verbs describing dual-yet-converging storylines showcase a reader-friendly way to think about language. ”—Lynn Becker