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This is the Sun that makes the world go round!


From the tiniest animal to the tallest tree, everything on Earth is connected through the circle of life. But at the center of it all is a different kind of circle—the Sun! Through a charming story with rhythmic repetition, young children are introduced to the bright Sun that provides energy for life on Earth. 


Follow along as a young tree uses light from the Sun to make its own food, then passes its energy along the food chain. Readers see how each living thing in the food web provides energy to the next, over and over again, until it circles back to a brand new sprout growing toward the Sun.


The vibrant collage art grows along with the increasingly multilevel story. As you read, look for the bug, spider, lizard, fox, and more as they move through each of the pages and build a full ecosystem.


This is the Sun gives readers a glimpse into how all the living things are connected through the circle of life—and the role the Sun plays in making it all possible.

This Is the Sun

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    Pages 32

    Hardback: 978-1-938492-81-5

    Paperback: 978-1-938492-82-2

    eBook: 978-1-938492-83-9

    Dimensions 10 x 8"
    Age Range


    Grade Range Pre-K–2
    Language English
    Pub Date October 2022
  • "★★★★★This adorable book would be the perfect companion for parents and their young children on a nature walk together.... If you are looking for an irresistible book to give children as a gift, with an educational, meaningful flavor, definitely choose This is the Sun by Elizabeth Everett. A hardcover edition would be a treasure for any bookshelf."


    —Tammy Ruggles, Reader Views



    "This book is beautifully illustrated in that Eric Carle style. It's vibrant, dynamic and so much fun to read. It builds in excitement and fun as you continue adding more parts of the food cycle. I will definitely be sharing this with the children in my life. Though honestly I, as an adult, will probably read it once in a while just for fun!

    — LibraryThing Early Reviewers, paolasp



    "I liked that this book had pattern text that built on itself. This is great for struggling readers as it provides room for successful reading. I also liked the life cycle science concept because it makes this book a perfect candidate for teaching an integrated lesson in the classroom."


    — LibraryThing Early Reviewers, PeasAndPods



    "This Is the Sun does an extraordinary job of capturing nature's splendor and impressing upon young readers the interconnectedness of all living things. The artwork is nothing short of dazzling, as is the way each new page's words and images build on those introduced earlier. This playful, rhythmic approach uses repetition to marvelous effect in expressing both the interdependence of our planet's many species and an implied fragility. Kids, recognizing that they themselves are an undeniable part of this enjoyably revealed grandeur, respond with wonder and delight!"

    – Dan Levy, Tillywig Toy and Media Awards

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