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Catching the Sun by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
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Dec 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books
Read in December, 2008

On Dylan's fifth birthday, he and his mom sneak out early in the morning while on vacation at a Cape Cod beach to try and "catch the sun" as it rises on the horizon. The experience is special because Mom is having a baby soon, and Dylan realizes things will never quite be the same. The author "catches" the beauty and poignancy of the simple moment with a text that neither emphasizes Dylan's fears nor downplays them. The soft richly colored pictures beautifully illustrate the story.

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