by Alice Low with Roy McKie pictures
Random House, 1963
This is probably one of my all time favorite books to read to my son.
We like the things the summer brings.
It brings the sun.
It brings the heat.
It brings the things we like to eat.
I originally checked it out from the library and fell in love, then went searching on the Internet for another copy. It is still in print, but I believe I purchased my used copy off of half.com. When it arrived, I was surprised to see that there were some major changes to the book from when it was originally published to the most recent version like we'd checked out from the library.
First off, in the original version, both children in the book were blond. In the new version, the girl is mousy brown. There were also some additional pages deleted that portrayed a few scenes that could be construed as negative in an otherwise idyllic summer book but funny none-the-less. The offending scenes include a run in with an angry red bull, an ant attack on their picnic, the boy putting a croquet ball through the window of a car and a meeting between the dog and a wayward crab.
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