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There are four seasons in a year, and they’re all awesome, but only one of them gets to be summer!

Sunny days, weekends at the pool, games in the backyard, daylight until late and long, lovely holidays . . . that's summer, the best season ever.

The perfect follow up to the much-loved Why I Love Footy (Notables list, Picture Book of the Year category, CBCA 2016). An ode to a uniquely Australian experience and the joy of family and friends.


Why I Love Summer celebrates the classic Australian summer, past and present, and the joy of family and friends. An ideal book for reading aloud with young readers, and for older children to read independently. Tom Jellett’s illustrations are a perfect foil to the text.

Beth Dolan, Magpies

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 1, 2018


    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Why I Love Summer Activity Pack

Summer, the best season ever, now has an activity pack!

Awards and Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    5–8 Years
  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    Notable Book
    Picture Book