Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010
Endpapers: Red with white strawberry vine paper cuts
Two page spreads
Left page: solid color with the words, "Mama, is it summer yet?"
Right page: A black & white cut paper illustration on pale yellow.
Then, two pages with the simple response. For example:
"Not yet, my little one.
But the buds are swelling.
Soon new leaves will unfold."
The illustrations are black and white cut paper on a pale yellow with accents of the solid color from the previous page. They tie together beautifully and are quite lovely. I love the look.
Every four pages become a different color - green, brown, purple, yellow, pink, and then red when summer finally arrives. The book is simple and beautiful.