It's hard to lose when choosing picture books (unless your child sneaks a Disney Look and Find into the bag), but earlier this summer, we really won with two of our haphazard picks.
In Yes, Let's by Galen Goodwin Longstreth and Maris Wicks, a family has a perfectly imperfect summer day of road tripping, hiking, creeking, picnicking, stopping for burgers and milkshakes on the way home, and unloading sleepy kids from the station wagon at dark. The book captures the beauty of those long, happy, free form summer days spent with those we love the most. The summer days that can still warm your heart in January and whose promise keeps you going in that long stretch between spring break and the last day of school. Great illustrations--fun and full of humor--and text that is a pleasure to read aloud. My kids and I were equally enchanted.
Any summer gems for kids in your library bag?