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Where is the Sun?


Loved it! 😍

If you are looking for a sweet bedtime story with beautiful pictures to read to your child, this is it!

The main character, Lea, is such a sweetheart. Her character represents how children truly see the world, they look for the good in all things and the author is able to capture that childlike spirit through her writing.

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I am a mother, author, educator & entrepreneur. I have homeschooled for 16 years & counting! I am ALWAYS looking for new books to introduce to children. However, I am conscientious of WHAT they read. This means I have a keen eye for what will truly be enjoyable, inspirational, and educational.


A heartwarming story that reminds readers to find happiness in unexpected places.

When times are down, it can be difficult to see the good around you. One young girl is able to see the sun in the darkest of places, showing those around her that beauty and joy are everywhere, we just need to look carefully. Artfully written by Tamar Johnson with vibrant illustrations, the poignant picture book Where is the Sun expertly portrays the need for joy and gratitude, particularly during pandemic times.

As young Lea and her mom hustle through the grey and rainy city, the sun seems to be nowhere in sight. Running their errands, Lea searches for the sun and is happy when she can see slivers of it throughout her day: At Mr. Bocelli’s restaurant, once bustling and lively but now quiet and empty. Or outside Ms. Henrietta’s flower shop, now shuttered, where the florist sells flowers only from her outdoor stand. The sun even casts a slim ray on the dreary playground where Lea meets up with her friend, Christian. With each turn, Lea points out the sliver of sun to everyone, bringing a smile and a change of heart to their cheerless hearts.

About the author

Tamar Johnson loves children and is a kid at heart herself – blanket forts, ice cream parties, you name it. She has dedicated herself to working with kids, first as the director of a Montessori preschool, and then as an author of heartwarming picture books for children. view profile

Published on December 21, 2021

0-1000 words

Genre: Picture Books

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