The Sun Never Hurries

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Pub Date Jul 23 2024 | Archive Date Jul 16 2024

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Papa Jo loves to slow down and savor his day, but the excitable young Charlie may need some convincing…

Charlie’s grandfather, Papa Jo, uses an hourglass to remind himself that every moment is precious. When Charlie asks Papa Jo what his hourglass is for, she doesn’t really understand his answer. To teach Charlie the importance of taking her time and savoring her day, the pair spend their day at a leisurely pace, transforming every ordinary day into a wonderful time.

This gentle story reminds us to enjoy the precious moments we spend together. As young Charlie learns to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature and everyday life, so too will your young reader. This affectionately illustrated book will work as a perfect bedtime story that will encourage children to reflect on their day and treasure the little things that make their life special.

In The Sun Never Hurries, Lucie Crovatto’s rich and tender illustrations transport readers to a cozy day cooking and exploring the outdoors. Roxane Turcotte’s writing showcases the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild.

Papa Jo loves to slow down and savor his day, but the excitable young Charlie may need some convincing…

Charlie’s grandfather, Papa Jo, uses an hourglass to remind himself that every moment is...

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Such a wonderful and thought-provoking little story about slowing down and enjoying the little things in life. The illustrations are soft and truly beautiful. My littlest library patrons would love this book. Highly recommended.

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When Charlie sees Papa Jo’s hourglass he doesn’t understand what it is. So Papa Jo takes the time to show him the beauty of taking the time to see and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

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The Sun Never Hurries is a wonderful book about spending time with those you love and enjoying the world around you. The importance of taking time to appreciate life's goodness and beauty cannot be overstated. Don't rush things.

There is an hourglass in Papa Jo's house. "The hourglass reminds me to take my time to get things done. Just like each grain of sand, every moment of your day is precious," Papa Jo says. Charlie is a bit puzzled by this. Papa Jo smiles. Charlie will gradually grasp what Papa Jo means as the day progresses.

While Charlie wants to go to a restaurant, Papa Jo has other plans. After entering the kitchen, Papa Jo begins peeling carrots and potatoes. Charlie is interested in peeling too. In no time at all, both of them have a mountain of peels. Papa Jo fills the pot with vegetables and broth. They will soon have tasty soup to enjoy. Charlie thinks it's the best soup ever!

There will be more surprises to come. Papa Jo is taking Charlie to the village for another surprise. As Charlie searches for the car, he wonders where it is. They will be walking, Papa Jo says. Along the way, Charlie is amazed by all of the wildflowers. The wildflowers weren't visible to Charlie while in the car. Charlie was thrilled to discover Papa Jo's surprise for her in the village!

Papa Jo wasn't done yet with their adventures. In the next adventure, Charlie would be left in awe and amazement. In the book, Charlie collects something that connects her to Papa Jo.

In Papa Jo's wisdom, Charlie would understand how slowing down and appreciating life can give you a new perspective on everything. It was a wonderful book. Additionally, the illustrations were beautiful and perfectly complemented the text.

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I am a sucker for beautiful illustrations in children's books and this one is absolutely the best! It's just gorgeous! And the story of a little girl and her grandfather taking it slow and enjoying a day together is just precious!

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It's a gorgeous story about patience and taking your time. The relationship between the grandchild and her grandfather is beautiful and touching. It makes me yearn for a simpler time when I could spend time with my grandfathers.

Thank you to Pajama Press and Net Galley for the eARC.

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The Sun Never Hurries is a wonderful picture book about a young bear named Charlie and her grandfather, Papa Jo. Papa Jo teaches Charlie about all of the wonderful things in the world that you can see, when you slow down to look for them. I really enjoyed this book. I think the text was just right, and it would be a wonderful bedtime story for kiddos. The illustrations were gorgeous and definitely stood out. I can see The Sun Never Hurries being a new classic for picture book readers everywhere!

Thanks to NetGalley, Roxane Turcotte, and Pajama Press for the opportunity to read and review!

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Time to share my weekly children’s book reviews. My kids get so excited to see what books I have to read before naps, bedtime, or at breakfast. There are some really cute ones to add to your children’s summer reading book lists!

Scooper and Dumper and the Pumpkin Parade by Lindsay Ward comes out July 8th. My three boys loved the trucks adventures with the pumpkins.

A Rubbish Journey by Jonah Rideout was a really cute chapter book my daughter loved. The story was fun, and entertaining. It comes out June 24.

Keep Trucking by Raven Howell was an adorable book. The illustrations were super cute and my boys again loved the truck story. It comes out May 10.

Ain’t It Funny by Margaret Gurevich was another fun chapter book about following your dreams. My daughter really enjoyed this one. It comes out October 14.

What Are They Feeling by the School of Life is one that is so sweet and great to explain emotions. The kids and I had some fun conversations to follow this one. It comes out September 11.

The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Kar is a wonderful story of friendship, and takes you back to 1860. It comes out October 7.

Hailma Superhero Princess by Emily Joof was adorable. The storyline and illustrations were very exciting for the kids. It comes out September 2.

The Sun Never Hurries by Roxane Turcotte was my favorite. Such a precious story and the illustrations were darling. It comes out June 24.

Make a Little Wave by Kerry O’Malley Cerra is a really exciting story! My daughter said this was her favorite. She loved the characters. It comes out September 30.

To Mimi’s House We Go by Susan Meissner was another of my favorite. The story, the pictures, the adventure it took you on was absolutely precious. A fun one for the holidays. Comes out Sept 9.

Leonardo Cohen by Maria Isabel Sanchez-Vegara was a cute story! My kids love to learn new things and these are always so full of knowledge to take away. It comes out August 5.

Fall Feast by Sean Taylor made our family very excited for playing in the leaves. It comes out August 5.

Diwali by Sital Gorasia Chapman was such a good one for kids to learn about another culture. It comes out August 5.

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A tender tale of inter-generational bonding, “The Sun Never Hurries” is a book you’ll (ironically!) want to hurry and add to your collection today.

In a world that wants to spin at dizzying speed, this charming book encourages us to slow down and savor the beauty all around us.

We follow along with Charlie and her Papa Jo as they enjoy their day at a leisurely pace ripe for curiosity, exploration, and appreciation. From homemade meals to floral bouquets, rowing boats to skipping rocks, Charlie discovers new wonders in the world and harbors deeper gratitude in her heart.

Grab a cozy blanket for a sweet snuggle as you enjoy this delightful story with your Little Ones.

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A really wonderful book. Lessons in taking things slowly. Enjoying the journey. Not being rushed.

It’s such an important story for society today. We rush and run and cram everything we can into each moment.

Here we see Papa Jo and Charlie taking a lesson from the hourglass and never hurrying. They see many amazing and beautiful things through the day.

Gorgeous illustrations. The pacing of this book was perfect.

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Such a sweet and adorable book, with beautiful and colourful illustrations. I really enjoyed reading this book and going on an adventure with Charlie and Papa Jo.

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This book is a wonderful way to instill in children the wonders of slowing down and smelling the roses (and it doesn't hurt as a reminder for us grownups, either). When Charlie spends the day with her Papa, she's so excited for all of their adventures that she just can't wait! Papa, however, subtly shows her the beauty in taking their time; walking among the wildflowers instead of driving, preparing homemade meals instead of restaurant food, etc. With beautiful illustrations to match, this is a sweet story that everyone can appreciate.

(Thank you to NetGalley and the author for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review!)

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