A Year of Everyday Wonders (Hardcover)
A beautifully illustrated catalog of many of the tiny, quotidian firsts that happen during a year. First waffles, first green in the gray, first sunburn, and so many more. Following a little girl and her brother as they make their way through the seasons, A Year of Everyday Wonders is as wonderful as the title suggests it might be—a little funny, a little poignant, and entirely charming.
—Lily (RBB Staff)
From first haircut to first ice-cream cone, each year brings a new cycle of experiences
With each new year come 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.
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"Klein’s touch is light and Leng’s movement-filled vignettes are harmonious as they capture the year in an album whose joys and disappointments become a cyclical, cumulative string of memories."
— Publishers Weekly
"The cyclical aspect makes for a pleasing bedtime story wind-down as the year closes, but this is also a creative way to talk about time and, maybe, to explain how long it is until a months-away yearned-for event."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Through detailed visual elements, this quietly delightful picture book speaks to the potential treasure of small moments in childhood."
— School Library Journal
— Kirkus Reviews