The author has created a curriculum guide to help teachers use this book in the classroom. Simon & Schuster published this book and they interviewed the creators about how the book came to be as part of their Behind the Book series. You can watch the trailer for this book on YouTube. School Library Journal suggests this title for children in kindergarten to 2nd grade and Publisher's Weekly suggests it for ages 3-7.
"Charming illustrations and lyrical rhyming couplets speak volumes in celebration of the world and humankind, combining to create a lovely book that will be appreciated by a wide audience. The pictures, made with black Prismacolor pencil and watercolors, primarily follow a multicultural family from a summer morning on the beach through a busy day and night. A boy, his younger sister, and their parents experience a farmer's market, a lakeside pavilion, a soaking rain, a warm meal in a cozy cafe, a gathering of musical kin, and a quiet night at home. The hand-lettered text in dark gray is large and mobile as it moves readers along through the captivating vignettes. Other families are also depicted, and readers can follow many of their activities as they overlap and connect with the main characters. The folks in this small, diverse community experience what a summer day has to offer, including sun, wind, storm, and a sense of contentment and well-being. A double-page moon- and starlit illustration shows an overview of all the featured locales highlighted in this small slice of the world. Perfection." (School Library Journal Review)This is one of the ten titles nominated for the 2010 Ladybug Picture Book Award.