The Sun is a Peach

  • Illustrated By: Josée Bisaillon
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:metaphor, figurative language, observation, point of view, child’s perspective
  • Available:05/05/2020
  • Age Groups:Baby Board Book
  • Lexile:AD240L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:H
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Stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon capture how imagination shapes the environment around us.

A young child walks along a country road into town where there’s a parade on. The experiences of the day, and the child’s eventual homecoming and bedtime, are chronicled and compared to the sun. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, yellow item on the page hints at the big golden ball in the sky.

This simple board book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right. Revelling in metaphor, The Sun is a Peach encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

“Elegant and captivating...A showcase of colours, with textures seeming to jump from each sunny page. A book for all children's collections.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials