A stunning celebration of our Sun and the universal ways in which it connects each of us, all around the world.
No matter who you are or where you live, the Sun graces us all. It wakes us up, lights our breakfast tables, warms our play, lifts our moods, grows our food, and gives us life! From Madagascar to Thailand, Iran to the Netherlands, Brazil to Mali, each spread depicts children in a different country enjoying the universal benefits of the Sun. From sunup to sundown, this deceptively simple yet stunning picture book offers a wondrous sense of worldwide connection via the glowing star around which we orbit.
Diana Ejaita works as an illustrator and textile designer in Berlin. What sets her illustrations apart is a combination of dramatically contrasting areas of black and white with soft patterns and textures that create images that portray the strength of femininity. Born in Cremona, Nigeria, her aesthetic pays homage to her lineage. “I am mostly into Central African culture; I love its literature, arts and textile traditions. But as a child of migration and of interracial parents I am very driven by the issues of colonial/post-colonial effects, racial, gender discrimination and identity research.” She lives with her baby/muse, Mathi, in Berlin and Lagos.
"The warmth of the subject matches the warmth that pours from the pages. [This book] absolutely shines." (STARRED REVIEW) --Kirkus
"Ejaita catalogs all the sun does, underscoring individuals’ enjoyment of the sun’s intergalactic gifts." (STARRED REVIEW) --Publishers Weekly