Rules of Summer

rules of summer cover image Rules of Summer

by Shaun Tan
Arthur A. Levine Books
Hardcover, 48 pages

Combining humor and surreal fantasy, Shaun Tan pictures a summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.

Then we start learning the rules. We won't post them all, but one of our favorites is "never wait for an apology." These are not rules just for summer, these are rules (and metaphors) for life and living it. A perfect book for kids from 8 to 80!