Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall
Time for another picture book about having fun in the summer. Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day was written by my friend, Tameka Fryer Brown. It was illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, and published by Abrams in 2010.
I love the happy rhythm of the poetry in this book, and that the illustrations complement the music of the text beautifully with bright colors, bold strokes and lots of movement.
Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day celebrates family and friendship in a noisy, busy urban neighborhood. The neighbors share games, music, friendly debates in the barber shop and a variety of ethnic dishes on Neighbor’s Day.
It’s a bouncy, upbeat book that your youngsters are sure to enjoy on a hot, stuffy summer afternoon (A cold glass of lemonade would make it even better!)
It might give you the hot idea to organize a Neighbor’s Day for your neighborhood, too. Like this book, it might be a fun way to celebrate your community, diversity and friendship!