Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 6
- Grade: p to 1
A joyful celebration of our daily companion, the sun, as it shines around the world.
“If I were the sun, I would sing a gentle morning song to wake my slumbering friends.” So begins this fresh and colorful collaboration between author Patricia Storms and illustrator Milan Pavlović, the creative team behind 2019’s beloved bedtime story, Moon Wishes.
Join the sun in this gentle imagining of its travels across the sky, lighting up our gloomiest days, celebrating a bountiful harvest, and delighting in the diversity of life around the world.
Milan Pavlović’s vibrant watercolor illustrations complement Patricia Storm’s jubilant text. Young readers will be warmed by the sun’s wishes as they spread through the story, inspiring curiosity, gratitude, and the irresistible urge to step outside!
Key Text Features
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
About the authors
Patricia Storms est une auteure-illustratrice de livres pour enfants reconnue. Elle a reçu de nombreuses récompenses. Elle a notamment illustré Les 13 fantômes de l’Halloween et Le labo sous zéro. Patricia vit à Toronto.
Patricia Storms is a Toronto-based illustrator who has created editorial illustrations, greeting cards, and comic strips. Most recently, she has illustrated 13 Ghosts of Halloween (Les 13 fantômes de l'Halloween) and Snowy Science (Le labo sous zéro). She has worked on magazine covers for Chirp and the science-based magazine for kids, Know.
Milan Pavlovic lives in Toronto with his family. When he is not illustrating picture books, drawing or playing the ukulele, he is teaching visual communication and illustration at OCAD University and Seneca College. His many other books include Son of Happy by Cary Fagan, The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Anne Renaud, Moon Wishes by Guy and Patricia Storms, Seamus’s Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman (“The illustrations, in rich watercolor and colored pencil, are elegantly patterned —School Library Journal, starred review) and The Snuggly by Glen Huser.
A poetic exploration of how the sun could inspire a child’s appreciation of the natural world and life in general.
An exuberant story.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Storms’s meditative, poetic text contrasts with Pavlović’s lively mixed-media illustrations.
The sun's warm wishes will inspire young readers' curiosity, gratitude, and also spur them to step outside to enjoy its light.
Other titles by Patricia Storms
The Dog’s Gardener
Si tu veux dire merci, crie hourra!
If You're Thankful and You Know It
By the Time You Read This...
Never Let You Go
The Ghosts Go Spooking (Board Book)
The Ghosts Go Spooking
An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups
Snowy Science: 25 Cool Experiments
25 Cool Experiments