|I See The Sun Books
Available in hardcover and paperback
(Click on each book cover for information about that book)
Life in different countries told from a child’s point of view. I See the Sun is a series of bi-lingual picture books, each focused on one country and one day in the life of one child with a story told from the child’s perspective. Every book provides a unique introduction to the culture, family life and language of one particular country in a way that is age-appropriate and sensitive to each culture. The countries represented in these books are ones in which the author has spent a considerable amount of time, not merely as a tourist, but immersed in the environment and living with families who have opened their homes and their hearts to her. Includes age-appropriate country facts and glossary for extended learning.
Author Dedie King and illustrator Judith Inglese offer presentations and readings to schools, libraries and other groups. These can be for individual classes or larger assemblies. Some schools that have hosted them are The Little Red Schoolhouse in NYC, and The Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA. The ESL class at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot School in Dorchester, MA used their presentation to help the class write their own books about a day in their life. A grant from the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust helped to support a presentation at the Leverett (MA) Elementary School, which spawned an “I See the Sun” all school art show and music performance. They have also given presentations at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. Their presentations enhance multicultural studies and student book making projects. Contact us if you would like to host an I See the Sun program at your school or center.