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Rain or shine, two siblings always find the silver lining in this joyful, shining picture-book debut
Is there anything better than a sunny day?
How about a day that’s sunny . . . and birdy?
Or breezy and buzzy?
Blue and wishy?
Cloudy and fishy?
In this enchanting, buoyant picture-book debut from Shelley Johannes, a pair of siblings find the bright side during all the seasons of a year—bringing optimism, curiosity, and wonder to each situation they encounter, no matter the weather.
About the Author
Shelley Johannes is the author-illustrator of the Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker chapter-book series. A former architectural designer, she has a fondness for tracing paper, process, and accidental discoveries. She and her family live in Michigan with two feathered friends, Max and Alex, who make every day sunny and birdy. More Than Sunny is her debut picture book.
"The playful rhymes flow easily, beg to be read aloud, and would work well as creative writing prompts in elementary classrooms... A bouncy and buoyant take on the changing seasons."
— Kirkus Reviews
"The rhythmic prose, shown in a crayon-esque lettering, traces the siblings’ passing days and the seasons... Dynamic art rendered in pencil and mixed media on tracing paper and finished digitally matches the text’s energy in this charming seasonal perusal."
— Publishers Weekly
"There is an abundance of detail on every page for readers to pore over. Children will delight in the characters’ excitement about the change in seasons and all of the new activities that come with it."
— School Library Journal