After writing Why I Love Footy, I realised Mitch loved many other things too – like summer. He loves it for lots of reasons, but mostly because he gets to spend LOTS of time with his family.
What the critics are saying
“… both nostalgic and timeless … Why I Love Summer celebrates the classic Australian summer, past and present, and the joy of family and friends. A perfect summer book.” Magpies Magazine
“Full of nostalgia for the big kids and loads of summery idiosyncrasies that will keep the little kids grinning and spinning through the pages.” The Boomarang Books Blog
“Following on from the success of Why I Love Footy, the iconic Australian duo, Michael Wagner and Tom Jellett have teamed up once more to bring perhaps the most Aussie picture book of this year, Why I Love Summer … at the end of the day, it’s also just nice to read a story set in Australia during the craziest three months of the year and being able to easily identify and relate to every single thing mentioned and pictured.” The Never Ending Bookshelf
‘Thank you Michael and Tom for such a fun book to remind us of why we love summer and wish it could last forever …’ Wild About Books
‘I felt more than a little nostalgic about my own suburban Australian childhood reading this book. Looking at the pictures I found my own great memories came flooding back. The overall message is that the best thing about Summer is that the family is together all the time, which sounds good to me.’ Blog of Dad
“Not only is this book well written by the author (lots of ‘Aussie’ colloquialisms) but the illustrations really bring the summer of Mitch to life and more importantly, this story highlights all the fun Australian institutions of what makes this season great in our country. The book ends with Mitch stating that he wishes that summer could last forever… and don’t we all? Recommended!” Impulse Gamer