Friday, July 7, 2017

And Then Comes Summer - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season. Tom Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.

My Review:

Summer seems to bring a renewed sense of feeling.  Kids are out of school, and they're excited to experience all that summer brings.  And Then Comes Summer is a hardcover book that presents the many activities kids participate in during the season and celebrates all that is good about summer.  Flip-flops, bicycle rides, lemonade stands, and fishing are just some of the adventures that are brought to view with the descriptive words and comely illustrations.


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67 comments:

Peggy said...

We are staying home this year. Others are visiting us. We will be hiking and visiting local family here.

alissa apel said...

Surgery and recovery this year. Blah! I know.

mail4rosey said...

and a big hurrah when it comes! I think this book looks adorable.

Feisty Fox said...

I plan to spend as much time playing outside with my son as I can.

Mami2jcn said...

We plan to take a trip to South Carolina.

Stacy said...

I'm pretty much house bound waiting for a slot to have knee replacement surgery :(

Darlene said...

We plan on going camping this summer.

Stacey McCrary said...

Orleans are to do nothing. Our summer is almost over with. We go back to school Aug9

Marty C. said...

I want to take my daughter camping for the first time!

Nancy said...

We plan to make frequent trips to the local parks.

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Deanna Allen said...

I have no plans this summer, just enjoying the warm weather!

aperry said...

I am planning to harvest sage and make smudge sticks.

Janice Crespo said...

We're pretty much staying home. We are going to visit some old friends. Their son graduated high school, next month we are going to visit when he has his Eagle Scout Ceremony and then he will be getting ready to go off in the Marines.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

We already went to Michigan for a family reunion/my cousins wedding. Besides that we just plan on staying home this year, fishing, and going camping nearby. :)

LeAnn Harbert said...

We're going camping at the beach

Colleen Maurina said...

My plans for the summer is to spend lots of wonderful moments with my four little grandchildren. We will go to the beach, to the zoo, swimming, to the library and just play in the back yard!

AmberFaith said...

My daughter is going to Universal Studios with my mom while I stay back to prep for my baby that's due in September. :)

bison61 said...

we have no big plans this summer stay home and paint the bedrooms

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Jana Leah B said...

I'm planning to spend as much time at the pool as possible.

amh1982 said...

I want to hit some wineries and listen to some live music with my family!

sweepmom said...

I am going to Italy with my mom.

Leslie said...

No plans as of yet.

angel d said...

we plan to go to the beach for the weekend in august!

Laurie Nykaza said...

Were working on our butterfly garden and are buying and planting more flowers

Leela said...

Nothing much.

jill190 said...

We just plan to use our pool this summer.

binabug said...

We plan on going camping to a star party in AUG. At Cypess hills on the sk side there is a telescope in what they call the dark part of the park (they turn off the street lights in the section for this party)

McKim said...

We are going to go camping in the mountains near our home.

Edye Nicole said...

I plan on getting a tan!

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Stephanie said...

I am planning to start a garden.

Jennifer T. said...

We plan to go to the water park.

Susan Smoaks said...

this summer we plan on going to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Tami Vollenweider said...

I have no really big plans for the Summer! Just the usual grilling and fishing!

sherylssg said...

My summer plans include taking the QVC studio tour, a mini vacation to Lancaster County and attending local festivals.

Audra said...

We go to Canada every summer

wen budro said...

I am planning to take a few short road trips this summer. It's always a good break to get away for a few days.

Sandra Watts said...

I have no plans really. I would however love to go to the beach.

Kim said...

I've planned to SURVIVE!!

SueZH said...

I am planning to go to the Jersey Shore .Can't wait!

saturdaynightfever said...

I shall bicycle a long distance!

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Dawn Ballo said...

We have a camping/float trip planned.

Lisa Pecora said...

I have been invited to lots of events this summer but hoping to also get a chance to relax, other than that just working.

Janet Boyanton said...

We plan to swim a lot.

Rhonda Fuller said...

We are planning a beach trip!

Shane A said...

We are planning on taking a trip to local wetland reserve and take a tour.

Shauna Joyce said...

We are going camping this summer.

Sandy said...

We're going on a trip to Canada.

Julie Waldron said...

We're hoping to go to Mackinac Island yet this summer.

SexyBrat said...

We plan to buy a house!

Meghan B said...

Plan to swim a lot

desitheblonde said...

we have to stay home i have 2 or 3 member who are in hostpice and they are all going to pass at home with in the next couple of week the family hope they wont go on my aunt 1 year anniveristy in aug

dlhaley said...

We have no plans as of now.

Amanda Hoffman said...

Going camping most likely

Richard Brandt said...

I have planned to go to Biloxi for some high times.

Renee Rousseau said...

Family trip to Hershey Park and a girls trip to NYC.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

No big vacation plans this year, but lots of pool days!

Clair Freebie said...

Our big plan for this summer comes in August. We're going on a 10 day road trip!

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

I plan to take my grandchildren to Disney World this summer.

Sand said...

Spending time with my nephews!

Sue Hull said...

I like spending time with my daughter,granddaughter and my nieces. I love going to the marina. There is a guy who flies his huge kites. Its fun to watch them and feed the ducks. It's one of my happy places. Thank you for the chance 😀

Rob said...

I'm looking forward to some rock hunting in the Four Peaks area amethyst mine.

Milton Milt said...

I will be finding my way to Verde Hot Springs, and having an enjoyable experience with friends and family.

Marcus Mar said...

I'll be doing sone sightseeing of the great colors of a southwestern date farm and eating delicious dates.

Paulet said...

I'll be horseback riding in the Seven Springs campground to see the wildlife.

Malv said...

I will venture into the Eagletail Mountains Wilderness to see the magnificent mountains and have some camping fun

Malv said...

I will venture into the Eagletail Mountains Wilderness to see the magnificent mountains and have some camping fun

Aaron said...

I always wanted to take a look inside the nearby Tovrea Castle and cactus garden and checkout a bat cave, too