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Sunny DAYS
(Weather Days Series #2)

ISBN-13: 978-1772781977

Illustrated by Miki Sato

Published by Pajama Press

*2022 CCBC 'Best Books for Kids and Teens' Fall Selection*

*2021 School Library Journal STARRED Review*

*2021 CBC 'Best Canadian Picture Book of 2021' selection*

*2021 CCBC 'Best Books for Kids and Teens' Fall Selection*

*CBC Books 16 Books for Kids in Summer 2021” Selection*

Morning sun, golden skies
Softly waking sleepy eyes

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility. A sunbeam on the floor is the perfect place to curl up with a furry friend, and warming weather means seeds in the garden, mud pies in the yard, adventures at the beach, and ice cream in the shade. Evening brings the silly fun of watching little shadows stretch out long, and there's nothing so cozy as watching the sun set as a family.

In Sunny Days, author Deborah Kerbel once again weaves a spell of early childhood magic with couplets as bright as a summer afternoon. Illustrator Miki Sato's textural collage art nearly rises from the page with fascinating features made from paper, felt, and embroidery silk.

"Charming couplets about fun in the sun….this eye-catching yet simple look at sunshine will suit all collections that serve toddlers."

School Library Journal STARRED Review

"This brilliantly illustrated book will make any early reader sit up and smile."

Winnipeg Free Press 


"Simple rhyming couplets create a playful, upbeat tone….Radiates joy and the carefree fun of days in the sun.”

Kirkus Reviews 

"Kerbel's brief rhyming couplets—one per spread—capture the feeling of the sun throughout the day and from spring through the heat of summer....Sato's bright, peaceful collages…add texture, pattern, and the feeling of three dimensions to the visual mix."

—Publishers Weekly

"Short, poetic, and beautiful...readers can almost smell summer oozing from the page. Highly Recommended."

CM Magazine

"Charming...Kerbel’s brief rhyming couplets capture the feeling of the sun throughout the day and from spring through the heat of summer. A sweet book for a sunny day."


"The rhymes may seem simple but there is a richness in Deborah Kerbel's take on what children experience in the sun….The quality of Miki Sato's artwork infuses Sunny Days with more than just warmth and light; it also gives a sense of place and pursuit."

CanLit for Little Canadians

"This book for three to five year olds shows all that is wonderful about summer and embracing the weather… So beautiful and so much detail."

Book Time

“The seasons and the connection with nature, as well as the children’s activities, spill over the double-page spreads and will delight readers. Three-dimensionality and abundant use of fabric bring these colourful, child-centered illustrations to life. Sunny Days is a cheerful book chockful of sunshine and joy.”

—Canadian Children's Booknews

“Readers who love sweet rhyming books or those who enjoy Snow Days will likely adore Sunny Days.”

Fab Book Reviews



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