Sun’s up-It’s time to play. This book goes way back, I purchased it when I was studying children’s literature in 1982. The cheerful and vibrant colours in the illustrations of this book define the title, then the text is more of an introduction to animals and how they relate to the sunshine. Also, this book is written in both Japanese and English, a lovely way to learn a new language.
Hardcover book approximately 9 3/4 square. It’s nice to see it again, growls a sleepy polar bear in his hoarse, gruff voice. Up here in the north we only have sun in the summertime. Hello, sun. I’m glad you’ve come back.
Sun’s up-it’s time to play.
You might think a peacock would like to sleep late because he is the most elegant of birds. But no, he must get up as early as the rest to preen the feathers of his beautiful tail.
Sun’s up- it’s time to play.
Good Morning Sun’s Up!
Pictures by Yutaka Sugita
Story by Stewart Beach
Scroll Press, Inc., New York 22 E. 84th St. NY, NY 10028
First U.S. publication 1970 – First published by Shike-Sha Co., Ltd. Japan 1968