Hot Day on Abbott Avenue (Paperback)
Clarion Books, 9781328500069, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
This lyrical friendship story, the first collaboration of two outstanding artists, pairs a rhythmic text with distinctive collage illustrations. Its subtle message about sharing and forgiveness will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the ups and downs of being, and having, a best friend.
About the Author
Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of It All Comes Down to This, a Kirkus Prize Finalist, as well as the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines. She is a former elementary school teacher and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Praise For Hot Day on Abbott Avenue…
"Audiences will sympathize with the falling-out-with-a-friend blues even as they long for their own blue popsicles."
"High-energy collage illustrations . . . a satisfying summer story about community and friendship."
—The Horn Book
* "Innovative illustrations add depth and texture to an evocative text."
—School Library Journal, starred