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Summer (Beginner Books(R)) Hardcover – May 22, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Beginner Books(R)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 22, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375812350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375812354
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A boy, a girl, and a dog share the joys of summer?swimming, fishing, gardening, watching fireworks, chasing butterflies, and toasting marshmallows?in this newly recolorized backlist classic.

About the Author

Alice Low is a noted anthologist and the author of many books for children. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Roy McKie is the illustrator of many books, among them Ten Apples on Top, My Book About Me, I Can Write!, and The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg. He lives in Flemington, New Jersey. --This text refers to the Board book edition.

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Customer Reviews

This is the perfect preschool summer book.
MAR
I feel like it's a great way to ensure good dreams.
Review Gal
The rhymes are simple and so are the illustrations.
A. Woodley

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Book on December 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have been wanting to buy copies of this for my school library and myself (to replace a very battered childhood copy) for a long time, but for some reason this one, unlike its companion, SNOW, has been out of print. I was delighted when I learned that it was being reprinted. When I saw this reissue, I was saddened and rather baffled to see that they had changed it. I can't figure out why one of the children's hair color has been changed from blonde (okay, yellow, actually) to brown. What on earth is the point? And I'm unable to understand why they left out a two-page spread, the one in which the dog has a crab clamped on his tail and his eyes are big and surprised. Do they think it's too scary for children? What nonsense; it's never scared any child to whom I've read it.

I am grateful that they reissued it, but I would be a lot more grateful if they'd not messed around with it before doing so. I ordered a used copy of the original, in good condition, for my collection, instead of buying this. If this were the original, I'd give it five stars, but I am removing two stars for senseless changes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This easy-reader has my two-year-old enthralled and her parents charmed. Roy McKie's illustrations add to the humor and surprise of Ms. Low's simple poetry. Originally published in 1963, it provides a nostalgic look at a carefree season through the eyes of two youngsters and their dog. McKie also illustrated Beginner Book's "Snow", a nice companion to this title.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Ballard on December 18, 2002
Format: Hardcover
A classic from the Dr. Seuss "Beginner Books" series, and in my opinion, the best of that series.
Not a story as such, but a wonderfully simple rhyme about many of the childhood joys of summer. The pictures complement the text ideally. One of my favourite books as a child, and now as a parent. Oh yes, the kids love it too.
The companion book "Snow" has the same illustrator but a different author(s) for some reason. Nevertheless it also is very good, and it is well worth having both (kids like to read both in one sitting).
Looking at the "peek inside", it seems the pictures have been touched up in the new release. The girl now has dark hair. I've no idea why they did this. I hope it hasn't been spoilt.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roxanne Simpson on February 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I was happy with my purchase at first until I realized this book is missing two pages that the original version has.

I have an original version I just wanted a newer book to read to my grandchildren. The two pages that are missing ended up being my granddaughter's favorite parts. She was very disappointed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Potter VINE VOICE on June 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My three boys, all under 4, love this book. It's loaded with ice cream eating, marshmallow roasting, firefly catching fun. If your kids -- or kids you know -- love to swim, eat watermelon, play with pups, or swing up high, they will love this book. My four year old has memorized many of the rhymes and loves to add his own twists. The others are not far behind. The drawings are big and colorful with lots of smiles. Pup always seems to be in a situation the kids find hilariously funny. Whenever we need a dose of summer, we read this book and summer is in season -- even in the dead of winter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Woodley on June 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am such a fan of Roy Mckie's illustrations. This is a similar book to 'snow' which is also illustrated by McKie using the same two children. In this book, Summer, they explore the lovely things to do in summer, things like Watermelon, going to the beach, swinging and catching fireflies.

The pictures are enormously appealing to my 2 and 4 year olds, and my 4 year old is beginning to enjoy early reading attempts. The rhymes are simple and so are the illustrations.

There is also a bit of nostalgia for a bygone era, of hay rides and horses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mommy, RN on February 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This has been my son's favorite book since he was 12 months old. He carries it around the house and brings it to me to read to him. We can bury this book in a mound of others and my son will still find it for me to read. It's the only book that he hasn't damaged in some way. He's 18 months old now and will sit in my lap quietly while I read this to him.

The writing is superb and easy for the kids to follow. The pictures are gorgeous and colorful. Kudos to both the author and the illustrator!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mama Mia on January 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Would highly recommend to pre-k kids
Was proud to see my 5 year old read and enjoy without much difficulty
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