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A Year of Everyday Wonders (Hardcover)
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From first haircut to first ice-cream cone, each year brings a new cycle of experiences
With each new year come countless little wonders. From the highs—first snowfall, first new
umbrella, first beach trip—to the lows—first missed bus, first lost umbrella, first sunburn—
every year older means another cycle of everyday experiences.
In their clever, playful, observant picture book, acclaimed author Cheryl B. Klein and illustrator Qin Leng explore many truths of childhood through a calendar year of small moments that, all together, comprise what it is to be a kid.
About the Author
Cheryl B. Klein loves celebrating firsts year-round, especially her first day without a jacket in spring, her first ice-cream cone of summer, and the first blanket on her bed in fall. Wings, her debut picture book, illustrated by Tomie dePaola, received two starred reviews. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Klein’s touch is light and Leng’s movement-filled vignettes are harmonious as they capture the year in an album whose joys and disappointments become a cyclical, cumulative string of memories."
— Publishers Weekly
"The cyclical aspect makes for a pleasing bedtime story wind-down as the year closes, but this is also a creative way to talk about time and, maybe, to explain how long it is until a months-away yearned-for event."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Through detailed visual elements, this quietly delightful picture book speaks to the potential treasure of small moments in childhood."
— School Library Journal
"A delightful tale that is likely to be a perennial first at storytime."
— Kirkus Reviews