Sun, a sporty boy, reconnects with his artistic side in this gorgeous, joyful celebration of creativity that offers an expanded and appealing model for boyhood.
Sun loves everything about playing soccer: the cheers, the competition, the winning. But he feels as though something is missing. When he sees his younger brother spread out on the floor, creating a wondrous piece of art, he remembers how much he loves to make things. He goes to the beach to think, and it’s there that a magical encounter with a fox helps him reconnect with a long-forgotten source of happiness.
Simple words and stunning illustrations pair to show us there is more than one way to be a boy…and remind us of the deep satisfaction of creativity.
is the author-illustrator ofMoon
and the illustrator of more than 30 BabyLit board books. She is also author-illustrator of the Be Bold, Baby! board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. Alison lives in New York City, where she also runs a design studio called Sugar.
"[An] immensely appealing fantasy...boldly colorful.... A visual treat for the young imagination."—Kirkus
"Vibrantly colored mixed-media collage illustrations capture Sun’s adventure and invite readers to do some exploring of their own."—Booklist
"Simply magical....A terrific storytime read-aloud or a one-on-one selection for a child struggling to find his or her bliss."—School Library Journal