In this charming book, one little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, “Mama, is it summer yet?” Mama responds saying, ”Not yet,” but there are plenty of signs that indicate spring is changing into summer: The earth is soft and there are seeds to plant, birds singing, ducklings in the pond, and pink blossoms blooming. The young boy even wears his bathing suit and carries a beach pail in preparation, but will it ever be summer?
The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki’s images of nature and the joys of family and community.
About the Author
Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist and the author-illustrator of many books for children, including In; To Market, To Market; Waiting for High Tide; and Mama, Is It Summer Yet? She lives in Olympia, Washington.
"Striking cut-paper artwork balances beautifully with McClure's gentle, almost old-fashioned text . . . This thoroughly pleasing board book offers young readers an opportunity to absorb themselves in the simple, hopeful gifts of the seasons."
"The text is a wonderful celebration of the change of seasons and showcases Nikki's elegant images of nature and the joys of family and community."
— Midwest Book Review