Where is the Sun? by Tamar Johnson

A charming book that speaks directly to young hearts…

Johnson returns with this striking picture book that celebrates positivity and gratitude. As young Lea and her mom set out to do their errands through the gray, rainy city streets, the sun seems to be nowhere in sight. When her mom tells her to look for the sun, Lea is more than happy to find it. Will Lea find the sun and bring a smile to others’ faces? Johnson’s charming, age-appropriate narration places readers squarely in the shoes of the young Lea, who is missing fun and joy on a rainy day and offers a positive way to look for happiness in most unexpected places. The cozy illustrations effectively use color and tone to convey the mood of the story, with realistically diverse characters (Lea and her mom are black, other characters are from various other backgrounds) rendered in a vibrant style and palette. With an emphasis on looking for positivity in any situation, this book will feel especially poignant in today’s pandemic times. It would be a mistake not to pick up this picture book.

Where is the Sun?

By Tamar Johnson

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Pub date December 17, 2021

ISBN 978-1-5255-9715-2

Price $20.99 Hardcover, $12.99 Paperback, $2.99 Kindle edition



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