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    9781459824553 Hardback, Picture book, Paper over boards, , $19.95 CAD 9781459818682 Electronic book text, Fixed format, , PDF, $8.99 CAD 9781459825123 Electronic book text, Fixed format, , EPUB, $9.99 CAD 9781459818699 Electronic book text, Fixed format, , EPUB, $8.99 CAD
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The Sun is a Peach
By (author): Sara Cassidy Illustrated by: Josée Bisaillon
9781459818675 Board book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams North America May 05, 2020 Print Run: 5000
$10.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.44 in | 280 gr 24 pages 24 Colour illustrations FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
What does the sun look like to you?

A young child walks along a country road into town where there’s a parade on. The experiences of the day, and the child’s eventual homecoming and bedtime, are chronicled and compared to the sun. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, yellow item on the page hints at the big golden ball in the sky.

Stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon capture how imagination shapes the environment around us. This simple board book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right. Revelling in metaphor, The Sun is a Peach encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

Key Selling Points

  • In this book a young child learns about metaphor, comparing their observations of the sun to other everyday objects they encounter through their day from dawn to dusk.
  • The Sun is a Peach and its companion title, The Moon is a Silver Pond, are the perfect introductions to metaphor with stunning illustrations using size, shape and texture to teach metaphor.
  • The author’s middle-grade novel, A Boy Named Queen, was a finalist for the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Silver Birch Express Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Diamond Willow Award.

Sara Cassidy's books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Chocolate Lily Award for both Black Gold and Blackberry Juice, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Boy Named Queen and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize for Skylark. Additionally, both A Boy Named Queen and Double Play were Junior Library Guild selections. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults have been widely published. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Josée Bisaillon has illustrated more than twenty-five children’s books, created numerous editorial illustrations for magazines and newspapers. She has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General's Literary Award, and she won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for The Snow Knows. She lives outside Montreal with her family.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Author interview on blog and social media promotion
  • Spotlight for World Poetry Day on March 21
  • Promotional postcard with The Moon is a Silver Pond

“Elegant and captivating...A showcase of colours, with textures seeming to jump from each sunny page. A book for all children's collections.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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