Abigail and the Birth of the Sun
Abigail has an inquisitive mind and wants answers to the big questions she has. She is unable to sleep as she wonders where the sun and planets come from. Abigail’s dad tells her a delightful bedtime story of creation from stardust to comets, planets, meteors and stars in a magical way that will delight children.
The illustrations by Sarah Wilkins take you on a wondrous journey through her art from simple uncluttered and straight lines to being swept up in imaginative and dreamy pictures complementing the text as the story uncovers the secrets of the birth of our solar system.
This book would be a good classroom addition for inquiry learning/space topic or for any young inquiring mind.
Title: Abigail and the Birth of the Sun
Author: Matthew Cunningham
Illustrator: Sarah Wilkins
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Date of Publication: July 2019
Ages: 3 - 8
Reviewer’s name, job title, school name & region: Elaine Wills, Library manager, Enner Glynn School, Nelson
How highly are you recommending this book? Recommended
What’s the book’s opening sentence? As Abigail got ready for bed, she thought of a big question.