Alison Oliver

Sun, a sporty boy, reconnects with his artistic side in this gorgeous, joyful celebration of creativity that offers an expanded and appealing model for boyhood.

Sun loves everything about playing soccer: the cheers, the competition, the winning. But he feels as though something is missing. When he sees his younger brother spread out on the floor, creating a wondrous piece of art, he remembers how much he loves to make things. He goes to the beach to think, and it’s there that a magical encounter with a fox helps him reconnect with a long-forgotten source of happiness.

Simple words and stunning illustrations pair to show us there is more than one way to be a boy…and remind us of the deep satisfaction of creativity.

Praise for Sun

"[An] immensely appealing fantasy...expressed in an explosion of collage-style montages. A visual treat for the young imagination." —Kirkus Reviews

"Simply magical...a fitting follow-up from author-illustrator Oliver does not disappoint. Simple text pairs perfectly with vibrant and colorful illustrations to tell the story of Sun, a boy who excels at soccer but also loves to create, and reminds us that there is more than one way to be a boy. A terrific storytime read-aloud or a one-on-one selection for a child struggling to find his or her bliss." —School Library Journal

"Vibrantly colored mixed-media collage illustrations capture Sun’s adventure and invite readers to do some exploring of their own." — Booklist