One Hot Summer Day


FOR THE WEEKEND, share this summer title with your child.

One Hot Summer Day is appropriate for children of all ages.


One Hot Summer Day brings the heat and the cool when a little girl plays outside on a hot, summer day. Follow along as the little girl explores the neighborhood with dogs panting and ladies holding umbrellas for shade as she teases her shadow and eats popsicles. Relief from the heat comes in big, dark thunderous clouds as a summer storm fills the sky. Nina Crews’ simple text and photo-collage images radiate summer the whole way through.

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Retelling:

After you read One Hot Summer Day ask your reader to take a turn and tell the story to you. Let them lead the way, flipping the pages and narrating the text and pictures. By engaging with the book in a more interactive role your reader will be more invested in the entire book sharing experience.

Do this with your child:

Before you read One Hot Summer Day set up a space to read together outside. This could be on a blanket in your back yard, at a local playground or park, or even at the beach. You will be able to ask your reader questions about how they’re relating to the little girl in the story, are they too hot to swing, can they escape their shadow in the sunshine, etc. By engaging with a book in a new setting your reader will be experiencing it in a different way than when you share books on your couch or in bed. Take advantage of the summer weather

If you’re interested in sharing One Hot Summer Day with your child you can find it from Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, here.

Click here to learn more about Raising a Reader and the work we do to promote early literacy and family engagement. 

Stay connected with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Related Posts

07.11.2024 News

Back to School: How Raising a Reader’s Classic Red Book Bag Program Bridges Early Literacy Gaps

As the new school year approaches, parents and educators alike are focused on ensuring children are prepared for academic success. At Raising a Reader, we understand the critical role early literacy plays in a child’s educational journey. Our Classic Red Book Bag Program is designed to bridge early literacy gaps and increase family engagement, setting children up for a successful school year.  ...

Read More
06.17.2024 From the CEO

Celebrating 25 Years of Raising a Reader: Top 25 Things I Love About Our Journey 

This year marks a special milestone for Raising a Reader as we celebrate 25 years of fostering a love of reading in children and their families across the nation. It’s a journey filled with laughter, learning, and lots of books! Reflecting on these years, I want to share with you 25 things I love about Raising a Reader.  Thank you ...

Read More