Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

By Nikki McClure
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810984684, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2010

List Price: $18.95*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
“McClure's cut paper illustrations beautifully depict the long, confounding wait for the changing seasons. And it's printed on recycled paper!”
-- Jilleen Moore, Square Books, Oxford, MS


Description
Young children see the passage of time through the seasonal changes to the world around them in this charming book, illustrated with Nikki McClure's extraordinary cut-paper art. A little boy who can't wait for summer keeps asking his mama, "Is it summer yet?" Mama says, "Not yet, little one," then points to the signs that spring is turning to summer--the softening of the earth, the nest-building of squirrels, the singing of birds--and encourages her son to savor the beauty of spring.Following the success of "All in a Day," Nikki McClure once again uses her unique paper cutouts to showcase wonderful images of nature and the joys of family and the outdoors, creating a book that is both timeless and fresh.
Printed on recycled paper Praise for "All in a Day"
"New York Times" bestseller
"Publishers Weekly" bestseller
STAR] "This uplifting picture book succeeds in introducing children to the perennial promise of tomorrow through lithe language and honed imagery." --"Kirkus," starred review
STAR] "A handsome, effective piece of bookmaking that captures the glory of a day and the possibilities it holds." --"Booklist," starred review



About the Author
Nikki McClure is the New York Times bestselling children's author and paper artist who has written and illustrated several acclaimed children's books including To Market, To Market (2011, Abrams Books for Young Readers), Mama, Is It Summer Yet? (2010, Abrams Books for Young Readers) and illustrated the New York Times bestseller All in a Day, by Cynthia Rylant (2009, Abrams Books for Young Readers). In addition to a yearly bestselling calendar of papercuts, her images appear in Patagonia apparel and in magazines. More information about Nikki McClure can be found at NikkiMcClure.com
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