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By Roxane Turcotte & Lucie Crovatto

The Sun Never Hurries

Papa Jo loves to slow down and savour 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 savouring 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.

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Ages 3-7
ISBN: 978-1-77278-307-0
List Price: $22.95 CAD / $18.95 USD
Trim Size: 9.00 x 12.00 inches / 22.86 x 30.48cm
Pages: 40

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Carton Quantity: 1

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About this book


“A bear cub learns to live in a leisurely way….this very sweet story is a gentle reminder to slow down and take in life’s small moments, especially with those we love. Charlie and Papa Jo’s relationship is realistic and warmly cozy; the delicate, soft, misty illustrations are a perfect complement. Take the time to savor this lovely tale—again and again.”—Kirkus Reviews 

“With art that just sort of pulses on the page….If you have a younger kid that you want to teach the benefits of slowing down to, this might be a good place to start.”Fuse 8, School Library Journal 

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