When Sunlight Tiptoes

  • Illustrated By: Soyeon Kim
  • Pages:20
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:morning story, fixed verse form, Malayan poetry, stories in verse, waking up
  • Available:03/14/2023
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Vibrant language and rhythm celebrate the start of a new day in this uplifting poem about a city waking up.

On a beautiful, sunny morning, a family runs errands along a city street. They visit a bakery, flower shop and fruit market. Exuberant in sounds and sights—a baker sugaring tarts, flowers greeting passers-by and pigeons cooing—the story ends as a new day of sparkling possibility begins. Written in pantoum form and illustrated with delightful three-dimensional diorama images that play with light and shadow, When Sunlight Tiptoes is sure to brighten the day of our littlest readers.

“Emanates warmth…A satisfying read.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Accompanied by soft illustrations that match the morning mood, this is a wonderful way to begin a day with children and set them up to speak to their own beginnings.”
– School Library Journal

“A small board book that packs a big literary punch. The soft pastels of a cozy home on a mildly busy block within a larger cityscape invite readers to follow one small family’s gentle foray into the morning.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“A gentle story of everyday wonder. Recommended.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Indigo Best Kids Books   | 2023  |  Commended