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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143783749
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Why I Love Summer

from the author of Dirt by Sea



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

An ode to a uniquely Australian experience and the joy of family and friends.

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.

  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143783749
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner is a children's author, speaker and storyteller. He writes for early childhood and for older children, and runs the publishing venture Billy Goat Books. Some of his most-loved picture books include Why I Love Footy, Why I love Summer and Dirt by Sea illustrated by Tom Jellett.
Prior to becoming a children's author, Michael played in a band that almost became famous, spent ten years working as a radio broadcaster with the ABC, wrote and produced award-winning animation for television, and wrote and performed comedy.

Tom Jellett

Tom Jellett is an Australian book and editorial illustrator based in Sydney. Some of his work includes the Sporty Kids and The Besties series written by Felice Arena, Grandpa's Big Adventure and Grandpa's Space Adventure written by Paul Newman, his picture books with Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book and The Gobbledygook and the Scribbledynoodle, and his acclaimed picture books with Michael Wagner Why I Love Footy, Why I Love Summer and Dirt by Sea.
His work can also be seen in a number of magazines and newspapers.

Praise for Why I Love Summer

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

Awards & recognition

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2019  •  5–8 Years

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2019  •  Picture Book

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