Synopses & Reviews
"The way to start the day is to go outdoors and face the sun, making it welcome for the new day by your song or gift or blessing, as the cavemen did, and the Peruvians . . . and the people of Egypt, Africa and China . . . Parnall's geographic composition, his brilliant colors, and his precise and elegant use of the line reflect the strength and lyricism of the writing".--Bulletin, Center for Children's Book. Caldecott Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book; the Horn Book Fanfare List.
Beautiful paintings highlight a text depicting the ways various peoples from around the world welcome the sun and the start of a new day.
About the Author
andlt;b andgt;Byrd Baylorandlt;/bandgt; lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.