New Picture Book Uses Stunning Collage Art and Simple Repetition to Teach Elementary Kids about the Food Chain

This Is the Sun will be released October 4, 2022

Cover art for Este es el Sol

The Spanish edition, Este es el Sol, will be available at the same time

Beautiful collage art illustrations introduce the concept of the food chain

DC Publisher releases English and Spanish editions of a life science children’s book about energy, the circle of life, and the Sun at the center of it all

With vibrant illustrations, This is the Sun is a wonderful and whimsical introduction to the power of the sun as it feeds all life on earth.”

— Alexandra Roosenburg, Founder/Director, Capitol Learning Academy

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, September 21, 2022 / — This is the Sun that makes the world go round! Science Naturally is excited to introduce This Is the Sun, Elizabeth Everett’s debut children’s book. It will be released simultaneously with the Spanish-language edition, Este es el Sol.

From the tiniest animal to the tallest tree, everything on Earth is connected through the circle of life. This beautiful picture book, which can be read-aloud with preschool-aged children, or used as an individual reading activity with elementary students, uses rhythmic repetition to introduce young children to the bright star that provides energy for all life on Earth.

In this charming story, readers follow along as a young tree uses light from the Sun to make its own food, then passes its energy along the food chain… until it circles all the way back to a brand new sprout growing towards the Sun! Have fun reading as each living thing in the food web provides energy to the next, over and over again.

“With vibrant illustrations, This is the Sun is a wonderful and whimsical introduction to the power of the sun as it feeds all life on earth,” says Alexandra Roosenburg, Founder and Director of the Capitol Learning Academy in Washington, DC. “This book expands the curious minds of young readers, animal lovers, and budding scientists alike. As an educator, I know children will be excited to ‘read’ the pictures while listening to the story.”

This Is the Sun is illustrated by Indonesian artist, Evelline Andrya, whose one-of-a-kind vibrant collage art grows along with the increasingly multilevel story. Through her illustrations, readers will be able to look for the bug, spider, lizard, fox, and more as they move through each of the pages and grow to build a full ecosystem.

This book gives readers a glimpse into how all the living things are connected through the circle of life—and the role the Sun plays in making it all possible. More than just a fun picture book that engages kids to get caught up in the repetitive pattern, This Is the Sun encourages curiosity about the plants and animals we see all around us.

The Spanish edition, Este es el Sol, will also be published in October along with the English edition. Science Naturally is committed to creating reading materials that are accessible and available to all readers. This title, like all world language editions Science Naturally publishes, aims to keep non-native English speakers, as well as Spanish language learners, excited about nature topics and inspired to learn more.

An extensive Teacher’s Guide will be available in English and can be downloaded at no charge from the publisher’s website. This Guide provides discussion questions, hands-on activities, and experiments to expand the content of the book and provide opportunities for parents, educators, and librarians to engage kids.

Author Elizabeth Everett spent 16 years as a classroom teacher before venturing into writing. She lives in Colorado with her husband and son where they spend lots of time outdoors in the Western sun. This is her first book; her next books, Twinkle, Twinkle, Daytime Star and Spheres All Year, will be released in 2023. She can be reached at [email protected]

Artist Evelline Andrya was born in Sumatra, Indonesia. She grew up with both Chinese and Javanese cultures. Her passion in illustration started at a very young age. She was influenced by vintage greeting cards that she found in her grandmother’s drawer, comic books, antique picture books, and animated movies. Her illustration style is a mix of traditional medium and digital collage. She lives in Jakarta with her husband and three children. Find her on Instagram @evellineandrya.

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This Is the Sun
Written by Elizabeth Everett • Illustrated by Evelline Andrya
English • Ages 4-7 • 10 x 8” • 32 Pages
Hardcover ($14.95) ISBN: 978-938492-81-5
Paperback ($12.95) ISBN: 978-1-938492-82-2
eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-938492-83-9

Este es el Sol
Written by Elizabeth Everett • Illustrated by Evelline Andrya
Spanish • Ages 4-7 • 10 x 8” • 32 Pages
Paperback ($12.95) ISBN: 978-1-938492-84-6
eBook ($11.99) ISBN: 978-1-938492-85-3

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