Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: September 22, 2015
As Coco sleeps, the sun creeps over a hill and skids across the water, touching a fisherman's cap. It heads out over frozen forests, making shadows in a child's footprints. It wakes furry creatures, comes across cities and countryside, until it finally barges into Coco's room and follows her throughout her day.
Cleverly told, this is a story that explores various cultures around the world all through the lens of the sun as our world spins around it. I like that this wasn't like the last several books I have read that are similar in that it doesn't use time and time zones, giving the book more freedom than most concept books. Graham explores the world using beautiful language and imagery, giving readers a peak into some of the many lives that it touches. Moreover, I would say that this book is actually a great introduction into scientific concepts regarding the rotation of the earth, the sun, seasons, and time zones.