I was provided with a complimentary copy of Come Back Dear Sun to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
My kids love to read so I’m always excited when we find a great new children’s book and author. Author Geena Bean sent me a copy of her book, Come Back Dear Sun and we love it! It’s such a great story and if you’re like me, struggling to find the right balance between screen time and technology, and outdoor active play for your kids, this is a fantastic read.
The story is about two little sisters, Kaylee and Mattie, who work with their friends to get a message to the sun. The sun has disappeared and it’s been dark and gloomy for a loooong time. They want to ask the moon where the sun went and when she’ll come back.
Turns out, the sun took off for another planet where she might be appreciated. Kids weren’t enjoying her in their yards or playgrounds because they were too busy with inside activities. So she felt unappreciated and unwanted. You’ll have to read the book to find out if she makes a return!
Come Back Dear Sun gets tons of great reviews on Amazon. Here’s what one reader had to say:
A very cute rhyming story of an under appreciated sun that feels the need to take a vacation while the moon takes over full time. Bright, colorful illustrations convey the story of Kaylee’s plan to bring back the sun, with the help of her sister and friends. A great message is delivered in an imaginative manner about the importance of getting outside.
Not only did we love the story and the message, but the pictures were really bright and beautiful, and the length of the book was just right for my 5 year-old (though my 8 year-old loved it too!). Author Geena Bean does a great job of reaching kids with the message to get outside and use your imagination. Definitely a great one to have in your children’s home library!
You can get your copy of Come Back Dear Sun both in paperback and for Kindle on Amazon.
Author Geena Bean is generously offering one of my readers their own copy of Come Back Dear Sun! This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+ and will end at 11:59pm ET on September 7, 2014.
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