Kids will enjoy hours of fun exploring these
vibrantly detailed drawings that celebrate the
joys of summer in a busy town.
It’s summer and that means flowers, picnics, thunderstorms, and bike rides. It’s a busy time for construction workers, farmers, and house painters. Playgrounds are filled with kids and vacationers are boarding trains in droves. In the sky a pair of balloons drifts through every scene, while on the street people of all ages make their way to an outdoor birthday party. There’s even a big storm that turns umbrellas inside out, sends hats flying, but ends in a lovely rainbow. As kids pore over these oversized spreads, they will delight in identifying the same characters on each page as they walk, play, jog, and roller skate—from homes to parks and office buildings to rail stations. In the tradition of Richard Scarry and "Where’s Waldo," this book encourages kids to return again and again to these charming spreads, following along with the characters and inventing their own stories. All kinds of summer activities come alive in these endearing drawings that provide endless entertainment and spark engaging conversations.
Rotraut Susanne Berner is one of Germany’s most loved children’s authors and has earned a worldwide audience with her popular All Around Bustletown series. She is a multi-time finalist for the Hans Christian Anderson award, which she won in 2016. She lives in Munich, Germany.
One of Germany’s best loved children’s authors, Rotraut Susanne Berner has earned a worldwide audience with her popular In the "Town All Year ‘Round series". She won the Hans Christian Anderson award in 2016. She lives in Munich, Germany.