And Then Comes Summer is a joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year.
When the days stretch out like a slow yawn and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season. Tom Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors, now translated into Spanish, will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.
About the Author:
Tom Brenner is the author of the picture books And Then Comes Halloween, illustrated by Holly Meade, and And Then Comes Christmas, illustrated by Jana Christy. About And Then Comes Summer, he says, “For me, summer is the chance to let out the kid in us. And as an old guy, I love that.” Tom Brenner lives with his wife, children, and grandchildren on Vashon Island, Washington.
About the Illustrator:
Jaime Kim was born and raised in Korea and moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her work has received numerous awards and accolades from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Jaime Kim lives in North Carolina.