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Kids who are up early in the morning can learn about predawn animal activities in rural, suburban, and urban gardens, using haiku, information sidebars, and a glossary.
As we all wake up, the outside world bustles with life! Discover new facts about familiar creatures-from fluttering moths and scurrying beetles to shy foxes and humming bees-as they go about their morning activities. In the city, the countryside, and the suburbs, nature can be found everywhere!
A series of haiku takes readers on a closeup, observational look at the amazing abundance of nature right outside our homes. Each stanza focuses on an aspect of the natural world or a creature going about their daily activities as the sun begins to rise. Alongside the haiku, informative text goes into depth about each subject-from how much honey a bee can make to the size of a hummingbird's egg. Instructions to help kids create their own haiku poems, a unique form of poetry from Japan, as well as a glossary add value for a STEAM and Core Curriculum book that can be enjoyed both in the classroom and at home.


"Haiku and fun facts! Delightful illustrations! This book is a gem."

-Tim McCanna, author of Watersong and In a Garden

"From the first thread of daylight to a full burst of sun, children will enjoy stepping through morning dewdrops by way of joyful illustrations and artful haiku."

-Meg Fleming, author of Here Comes Ocean and Sometimes Rain

"Morning, Sunshine! is both beautiful and educational. I pored over Parrack’s haiku and all the fascinating facts about our natural world. This book is an inspiration for all."

-Cindy Derby, author of How to Walk an Ant

"This collection of nature haiku is a warm, tidy package of words and images that will brighten your day." 

-Sue Fliess, author of Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World and The Princess and the Petri Dish

From Kirkus Review:
"The combination of haiku, attractive illustrations, and interesting information makes this a keeper. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"

Click here for full review, posted online Dec. 22nd. 2019.

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