I spotted this book on Netgalley and just had to have it. For two reasons: 1) It is practically summer (June 2nd when I write this) and 2) I really enjoyed Busy Spring by the same author and was curious what Summer would bring!
In this adorable book we meet a grandfather and his granddaughter. She is excitedly waiting for the summer to come so she can visit her granddad. He has a surprise for her! This whole book was just one big AWWW so cute and pretty. Because grandpa takes his granddaughter on a trip through his backyard and further along. Remember, he has something to show her, but before we get to there he has plenty to show. Beautiful scenery and I just love how he took the time to explain things to her, let her explore and discover for herself, how he let her calmly take it in, and I just wished I had that kind of relationship with my grandfathers when I was tiny. sighs
The surprise was a lovely one and I loved that he kept it a secret until the moment they came to it. That must have been hard, or maybe I am just terrible with surprises. XD I just get so excited about having to show something someone that I sometimes just feel it bubbling out. XD
I loved reading about summer. Nothing really new to me, but I still enjoyed reading about if it can be summer forever and what that means. And I had fun following this duo through gorgeous nature and have a wonderful time!
Then after the story there is some more information on summer, animals, plants, ocean life, and more.
Of course, climate change is mentioned. Once again, I am all for fixing it, and I am doing my own bits to help out… but I am also tired the doomsnews that is on 24/7 in newspapers, social media, and other places and I see climate change get more and more mentioned in books. I just want to shut things out for a while. Please. Just let people have that. My mental health needs it.
But all in all, I did really enjoy this book. The art is absolutely gorgeous, I just love the bond between granddad and granddaughter, love reading about the summer and am now looking forward to that summer time (yes, it is early June here but the weather is not impressed). I would recommend this book!