In It's Summer, constant companions Sally and Sam (the
dog) frolic amongst the wonders of summer. They have a
picnic, open a groovy lemonade stand, take a dip in the
nearby watering hole, and harvest some of the delicious
produce that they planted in Jimmy Pickeringís Itís Spring. The
illustrations are rich, rounded, and iconic; they look real
enough to grab right off the page. My favorite pages are
dedicated to summer evenings looking at stars and fireflies.
I can hear the crickets chirping their night song, feel the
gentle breeze blowing across my face.
The simple, fun rhymes that dance across the pages match the
illustrations well, filling the readerís mind and heart with
visions of gleeful, carefree summer days.
This book makes me long for the idyllic summers of my youth
that likely only exist in my imagination.