Hello, friends! Our book today is Hooray for Sunny Days!, written by Susan Kantor and illustrated by Katya Longhi, a cheerful board book ode to summer.
The adorable woodland pals of Kantor & Longhi’s previous two titles (Here Comes Fall! and Hooray for Snowy Days!) are back to enjoy the distinctive sights, sounds, tastes, and activities that come with lazy summer days. Running barefoot, buzzy bees, swimming in the pond, and ice-cold lemonade – there are plenty of ways to celebrate the hottest months of the year. And best of all, they can be enjoyed with friends and loved ones as you celebrate the season together.
Delightful. Kantor and Longhi continue their series of seasonal board books with another enjoyable offering, one that celebrates both the natural and manmade pleasures of the summer season. Kantor’s jaunty rhyming text salutes picnics and pie with as much fanfare as bees, crickets, and fireflies, which is a nice touch, as summer is often a perfect time for kids to learn about, and show appreciation for, the environment. Longhi’s illustrations are cute and festive, and I especially liked the incorporation of vivid colors through summer accessories, as it adds a lot to the visuals without detracting from the nature-based color palette. The length is perfect for a quick read, and JJ loved it. Another great title from this series, and we recommend it – Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)