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Sun, a sporty boy, reconnects with his artistic side in this gorgeous, joyful celebration of creativity that offers an expanded and appealing model for boyhood.
Sun loves everything about playing soccer: the cheers, the competition, the winning. But he feels as though something is missing. When he sees his younger brother spread out on the floor, creating a wondrous piece of art, he remembers how much he loves to make things. He goes to the beach to think, and it’s there that a magical encounter with a fox helps him reconnect with a long-forgotten source of happiness.
Simple words and stunning illustrations pair to show us there is more than one way to be a boy…and remind us of the deep satisfaction of creativity.
About the Author
Alison Oliver is the author-illustrator of Moon and the illustrator of more than 30 BabyLit board books, including, most recently, Anne of Green Gables. Sales for the series total more than 1.8 million copies. She is also author-illustrator of a forthcoming Be Bold, Baby board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. Alison lives in New York City, where she also runs a design studio called Sugar. www.pure-sugar.com; Instagram @alisonoliverdesign.
"[An] immensely appealing fantasy...boldly colorful.... A visual treat for the young imagination."—Kirkus
"Vibrantly colored mixed-media collage illustrations capture Sun’s adventure and invite readers to do some exploring of their own."—Booklist
"Simply magical....A terrific storytime read-aloud or a one-on-one selection for a child struggling to find his or her bliss."—School Library Journal