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Summer Supper
Contributor(s): Pfeffer, Rubin, Austin, Mike (Illustrator)
ISBN: 152471464X     ISBN-13: 9781524714642
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: May 2018
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Annotation: "A boldly illustrated farm-to-table story, told entirely in words beginning with the letter ""S,"" traces the creation of a family meal from the farm to a warm summer evening picnic, from ""shovel soil"" and ""sow seeds"" to ""sell"" and ""sauté."""
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Food; Juvenile literature.
Agriculture; Juvenile literature.
Vocabulary; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Gardening
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Cooking & Food
Dewey: 641.3
LCCN: bl2018072262
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 9.75" W x 0.75" (0.86 lbs)
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): RUBIN PFEFFER is an author, agent, and veteran of the children's book industry.

MIKE AUSTIN is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Seattle with his wife, illustrator Jing Jing Tsong, and their two kids. He spends most of his time creating illustrations for his clients or working on his children's books.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall)
Vibrant collage-like art follows a family from planting fruits and vegetables to harvesting to bringing them to market, ending in a celebratory summer meal and a midnight snack. The text consists exclusively of words beginning with S ("Shovel soil. Sow seeds"); kids will enjoy finding additional S objects included in the double-page spreads. The entertaining concept book may inspire older kids to write their own single-letter texts. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 March #4)

This debut picture book by literary agent Pfeffer offers a vibrant celebration of gardening, nature's bounty, family, cooperation—and the letter S. The minimal, staccato text consists solely of words beginning with that letter, a conceit the author nimbly executes without sounding forced or monotonous. Children can identify labeled objects in the spry digital collage art by Austin (Fire Engine No. 9) and sound out a creatively alliterative sequence of verbs, adjectives, and noises as they watch a family plant a garden ("Shovel soil. Sow seeds") and sell their produce at market, where another family purchases it and works together to prepare an alfresco feast ("Sizzle, swirl, swish, sauté!"). Appearing within bands of various colors at the bottom of each spread, the large-font words are as bold and crisp as the pictures, making this a good readaloud choice. Kids (and parents) with a sweet tooth will savor an 11th-hour deviation from the story's healthy-eating theme, as a father sneakily indulges in a late-night snack: a slice of layer cake. A simple, satisfying—and ultimately sweet—offering. Ages 3–7. (May)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.