Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day

By Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator)

It's too darn hot. Hot as a fried egg. Hot as toast. Hot as oatmeal. In four simple linked tales, “Amanda Pig and the Really Hot Day” chronicles such kid-friendly strategies as a sprinkle with a hose and lots of lemonade. Schweninger's cartoony pencil drawings, heightened with fruit-toned watercolors combine for an accessible treat that is as refreshing as a cool breeze.

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