A Year of Everyday Wonders
Cheryl Klein, illustrated by Qin Leng
From first haircut to first ice-cream cone, each year brings a new cycle of experiences With each new year comes countless little wonders. From the highs - first snowfall, first new umbrella, first beach trip - to the lows - first missed bus, first lost umbrella, first sunburn - every year older means another cycle of everyday experiences. In their clever, playful, observant picture book, acclaimed author Cheryl B. Klein and illustrator Qin Leng explore many truths of childhood through a calendar year of small moments that, all together, comprise what it is to be a kid.
Cheryl B. Klein loves celebrating firsts yearround, especially her first day without a jacket in spring, her first ice cream cone of summer, and the first blanket on her bed in fall. Wings, her debut picture book illustrated by Tomie dePaola, received two starred reviews. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Qin Leng is a children's author and illustrator whose Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and received the APALA Picture Book Award. Leng made her authorial debut with I Am Small. She lives in Toronto.