Much as we admire Maira Kalman's sly and off-kilter contributions to the New Yorker, she has always been just as gifted at illustrating children's books. Based on the journal she kept during the first months she spent with her new granddaughter, Kalman brings to life the tiny and grand moments of one summer by the sea, brimming with beauty and love. Composed with readers and listeners up to 8 in mind, the poetic text and gorgeous gouaches that evoke the art of Matisse and Chagall make this book suitable for anyone who has ever had a child—or been one.
"Kalman strings together elegant yet simple vignettes into an ebullient and sophisticated family album, and the result will resonate with readers young and old."—School Library Journal