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First Morning Sun

A Book of Firsts

Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong

About The Book

A tender, lyrical celebration of all the wonderful firsts in a little one’s life, from the first morning sun to first shaky steps to the first day of preschool and everything in between.

From the very first sunrise for a new baby, life is full of wonder and discovery. Every little one learns to laugh, learns to talk, takes first steps, and eventually goes to school and makes new friends. All these milestones are celebrated in this joyful, rhyming text that is perfect for read-aloud sharing.

About The Author

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Aimee Reid is an author with a background in education and editing. She taught high school English, music, and special education before she began to work full-time as a writer. She is the author of Mama’s Day with Little Gray, Welcome Home, and First Morning Sun.

About The Illustrator

Jing Jing Tsong is a mom, musician, and surfer whose grown-up job is drawing pictures. Her technique, which layers color and texture, is influenced by her experiences working in traditional stone lithography and monoprints. Her debut picture book, A Bucket of Blessings, written by Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal, was a New York Times bestseller. Jing Jing and her husband Mike Austin (also a designer turned illustrator) live on an island in Washington state. Visit her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (May 3, 2022)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534438859

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