The Sun is a Peach

Sara Cassidy (author) Josée Bisaillon (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818682

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Description

A young child walks along a country road into town where there’s a parade on. The experiences of the day, and the child’s eventual homecoming and bedtime, are chronicled and compared to the sun. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, yellow item on the page hints at the big golden ball in the sky. Stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon capture how imagination shapes the environment around us. This simple board book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right. Revelling in metaphor, The Sun is a Peach encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

Reading Level
Lexile
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
ATOS
DRA
Categories
Genre
Nature Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 3-5
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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