North Atlantic Books Morning, Sunshine!
North Atlantic Books Morning, Sunshine!

Morning, Sunshine!

By Keely Parrack

$17.95

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

As we all wake up, the outside world bustles with life! Discover new facts about familiar creatures—from fluttering moths and scurrying beetles to shy foxes and humming bees—as they go about their morning activities. In the city, the countryside, and the suburbs, nature can be found everywhere!

A series of haiku takes readers on a closeup, observational look at the amazing abundance of nature right outside our homes. Each stanza focuses on an aspect of the natural world or a creature going about their daily activities as the sun begins to rise. Alongside the haiku, informative text goes into depth about each subject—from how much honey a bee can make to the size of a hummingbird’s egg. Instructions to help kids create their own haiku poems, a unique form of poetry from Japan, as well as a glossary add value for a STEAM and Core Curriculum book that can be enjoyed both in the classroom and at home.

About the Author

KEELY PARRACK came from the UK to the USA for fun twenty years ago, and liked it so much she’s still here, doing what she loves best: writing poetry, picture books, and young adult novels, and motivating kids to love reading and to be confident creative writers. As a freelance writer her work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, The Contra Costa Times, Patch, Spider Magazine, and Mothering.com, and her short story “Listening to the Leaves” appears in the anthology, Simple Pleasures of Friendship: Celebrating the Ones We Love, Conari Press, 2003, (under the pen name Keely James). Previously she’s been a science and language arts specialist and class teacher at an elementary school in inner city Nottingham, UK, a Child Center Director in San Francisco, and the Co-Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, San Francisco North & East Bay. Parrack now fills her time working for her local indie bookstore, tutoring kids in creative writing, and designing haiku cards for her friends and family. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, son, and a very demanding cat. JOHN BAJET is currently a designer on the Cartoon Network Show, Tom & Jerry, and Art Directing at Renegade Animation, as well as the illustrator for Baby Shark, Planting Seeds of Kindness, If We Can Do What Animals Do, and Bigger Than Baseball.

Author Residence: Pleasanton, CA

Author Hometown: Portsmouth, UK

Illustrator Residence: Corona, CA

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

ISBN: 9781623173852

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