To be Like the Sun

To be Like the Sun

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Within every tiny seed lies the secret of what's to come. First a shoot, then a stem, a leaf, a bud--and finally a brilliant sunflower reaching high for the sun. Join a young girl as she waters and watches, celebrating the everyday miracles of growth and life.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 28 pages
  • 208.28 x 294.64 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, color
  • 015205796X
  • 9780152057961
  • 1,238,893

About Susan Marie Swanson

SUSAN MARIE SWANSON has written several picture books and teaches poetry to children through a writers-in-the-schools residency program. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
MARGARET CHODOS-IRVINE is the illustrator of many highly praised children's books, including several she has also written. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Review quote

"The lyrical free verse is enhanced by Chodos-Irvine''s colorful linocuts. The blocky yet realistic prints fit the mood perfectly and bring subtle layers of interpretation to the words, as when tiny sunlike fireflies are added to the dusk scene in which the flower is ''thinking about the sun/even when it has gone away.'' Younger children will enjoy the concrete imagery while older readers will appreciate the effortlessly evoked themes of seasons, life cycle, and the miracles of nature."
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120 ratings
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5 22% (27)
4 28% (33)
3 38% (45)
2 12% (14)
1 1% (1)
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