Water in the Park — by Emily Jenkins

“A wonderfully fresh look at a timeless topic,” raves Booklist in a starred review. From the first orange glow on the water in the pond, to the last humans and animals running home from an evening rain shower, here is a day-in-the-life of a city park, and the playground within it. A rhythmic text and sweet, accessible images will immerse parents, toddlers, and young children in the summer season and the community within a park. Seasoned picture book readers may notice Emily Jenkins's classic inspirations for this book: Alvin Tresselt's Caldecott Medal-winning White Snow, Bright Snow, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, and Charlotte Zolotow's The Park Book, illustrated by H. A. Rey.

Accolades for Water in the Park:

•  Kirkus Reviews—Starred Review
•  New York Times—Sunday Book Review
•  Booklist—Starred Review
•  Horn Book—Review
•  The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books—Starred Review
•  The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books—Blue Ribbon Award
•  Booklist—Books for Youth: Editors' Choice
•  New York Public Library—2013 Books for Reading and Sharing
•  Society of Illustrators—Original Art of Children's Books 2013: Traveling Exhibition