The Sun is a Shine

A picture book by The Sun is a Shine Leslie A. Davidson, illustrated by Slavka Kolesar.

Leslie A. Davidson, illustrated by Slavka Kolesar 

What language do you say thank you in? Gentle and poetic board book about weather systems across the world. Young readers will enjoy meeting children from around the globe and experiencing the phenomena of the sky as each child thanks Mother Earth for bringing the sun, wind, rain, snow, lightning and thunder to them.

Magical illustrations enhance evocative text in a delightful blend of cultural diversity, geography, science, rich language and gratitude. The sun is a shine that wakes the day, sparkles the dew, makes everything new. Miigwetch, merci, golden Sun. Thank you, thank you, shining one. (From Orca Book Publishers)

Leslie A. Davidson is a retired teacher, writer and grandmother based in British Columbia. Her previous picture books include In the Red Canoe, which was shortlisted for the Shining Willow Award and has been translated into French. Davidson won the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize for her essay titled Adaptation.

Slavka Kolesar is a B.C.-based artist, illustrator and painter. She has illustrated books such as La Légende de Carcajou, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award, and was the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club illustrator.

From the book

An interior page from the 2021 picture book The Sun is a Shine. (Orca Book Publishers)