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Frederick
Frederick | Leo Lionni
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While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days, he tells them. Another day he gathers colors, and then words. And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. Fredericks story will warm readers as well in this Caldecott Honor winning fable. Now available as an eBook.
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BennettBookworm
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How did I never encounter this as a child?! What a beautiful book with a beautiful message: every person has something special to contribute and you can solve problems in unique ways depending on your unique strengths. I love this!

LiteraryinLititz Leo Lionni sounds super familiar. Did he write other famous books that we read as kids? Hmm. 2w
BennettBookworm @LiteraryinLititz I hadn‘t heard of any of his other titles! So surprising! 2w
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Blaire
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The other mice learn to value Frederick‘s tho it differs from the kind of work they do gathering food for winter. When they are stuck in the winter gloom Frederick‘s gift of poetry and his ability to evoke the colors of spring for the other mice is a valuable contribution like the physical sustenance. Sweet, simple drawings. #bbrc #picturebooksatoz #letterF

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 6mo
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marypeyton
Frederick | Leo Lionni

“Aren‘t we lucky the seasons are four? Think of it one less, or one more?”

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marypeyton
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This story is cute because it rhymes and it makes children think about all the seasons and how they happen.

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marypeyton
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Frederick is a Caldecott winning book written by Leo Lionni. This story is about a little mouse named Frederick with his other friends. This story gives children insight on animals during wintertime.

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kateschaeffer
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this sweet story about a field mouse who stores up his vivid memories of summer to warm his extended family come winter is a reminder of the importance of embracing your gifts.

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Madimccrady22
Frederick | Leo Lionni

“Fredrick why don‘t you work? They asked “I do work,” said Fredrick “I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days”

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Madimccrady22
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This shows that there is more to life Han the basics of food.

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Madimccrady22
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Frederick by Leo Lionni is a Caldecott winning book that was published in 1987. This book is about a mouse named Fredrick who wants to be a poet and is trying to help prepare his family for the cold winter. Fredrick memorizes the best of the summer when the cold gray winter starts. The children will appreciate what Fredrick teaches his family in this book.

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KristieAK999
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Meh. Not our fav.

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MommyOfTwo
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1. Tagged book, I don‘t know why this book stands out so much in my memory. I don‘t know what happened to the book I had when I was little which was my moms when she was younger but I bought a copy after my oldest was born.
2. Ok after looking at a long list it would have to be Raiders if the Lost Ark
3. All American Girl makes me think of my daughter, Shut Up and Dance for my son because he randomly sings it!
4. @Jennick2004
#TuesdayTidbits

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
Guildedearlobe Love Raiders of the Lost Ark. 1y
monalyisha Love “Frederick”! 1y
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BookFreakOut
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Childhood books #24in48 challenge
My actual childhood copies are at my parents' house, but these are a few things I have at my house related to my favorite children's book author/illustrators! Stuffed Frederick (from the Leo Lionni book) is my number one mouse bro, and my mom and I have kept and collected every title and version of Leo Lionni and Eric Carle titles we can find. @24in48

BookaholicNatty Awwwww me and my kids love the grouchy ladybug and the very lonely firefly! Eric Carle has some great books!!! I‘m not familiar with the other author but will have to check him out ASAP!!!! ❤️📚 1y
BookFreakOut @BookaholicNatty Definitely check him out! Similar illustration style and lovely stories, they were both my favorite picture book authors growing up. My favorite titles are Frederick, Matthew's Dream, A Color of His Own, Fish Is Fish, and Swimmy! 1y
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Thayes1787
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This Caldecott award winning (1937) F book “Frederick” is great for SR. This story has a theme of spirit and how simple things can help you survive in hard situations. This story is great for students to analyze the main character while being creative! http://users.manchester.edu/student/jnhamm/Profweb/My_Choice_Trade_Books[1].pdf

Thayes1787 EL #20 will be great for the activity because it helps students comprehension by listing words / phrases that were important during the story. UDL principle 2.1 focuses on vocabulary and symbols which is a great principle for this story!
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DrSpalding I like that you noted theme here. 2.1 is a perfect match! 2y
AmyPerezCubas I loved this book! I like the activity that you picked with this book, it fits learning the vocab perfectly! Great post 2y
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Gabylaurel10 This books looks really cute and I definitely want to read it!! 2y
DianaHerrera @Thayes1787 i love the activity for this book! It‘s a cute idea that the students can create their own license plates🐭 2y
GGallegos I love the theme! After reading some reviews from this author I really want to read his books📚 2y
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AmyPerezCubas
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Frederick by Leo Lionni is a great book to GR! It won‘t the Caldecott Honor Award and it is such a wonderful TL book. The story is about how the mice are all preparing for winter, but Frederick was not helping. However, his stories are what lifts the spirits of everyone during the winter. The UDL that I think is best for the book is 6.1 because their end goal is to make it through the winter and the listed spirits and happiness they received from

AmyPerezCubas Frederick was really nice 2y
AmyPerezCubas A popular way to help students understand the Vocabulary in this book is to make slideshows with pictures so they can understand the meaning. A fun activity for the kids to do is to make their own mice and even create a story for it! I would definitely use number 46 in the ESOL learning because this is a great book to do hands on activities with. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 2y
DrSpalding Thoughtful alignment to the principles and strategies. Your resource is of high quality. 2y
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DianaHerrera
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This traditional literature, Frederick by Leo Lionni, won the Caldecott Honor award and it would be a simple book to GR. This book is about Frederick and his family getting ready to prepare themselves for the winter. But Frederick collects something different such as, the sun, colors of the rainbow and words. When the family didn‘t have anything to share or to say, Frederick shares the words and things he collected to lift their spirits.

DianaHerrera https://study.com/academy/lesson/frederick-by-leo-lionni-lesson-plan.html The lesson in the link above is short and simple. The instructor is to read the book to the class and pause to ask higher order thinking questions during the reading. For the activity the students will fold a piece of white printer paper horizontally and vertically. This will then create four squares. (edited) 2y
DianaHerrera In the first box the student will illustrate a cover of the book of anything they wish to draw and write the title, author, and their name as the illustrator. In the second box, the students will write “In the beginning ___” and fill in the blank and then they should draw a picture that goes with the sentence. In the third box, the students will write “Next, ___” and fill in the blank and draw a picture again. 2y
DianaHerrera In the last box, the student will write “Finally, ___” filling in the blank and drawing a picture. The students can share to their shoulder partner or with the class. 2y
DianaHerrera The UDL that best corresponds to this book would be 2.2 which is to clarify syntax and structure of the story. The EL strategies that would include in this lesson would be number 16 – integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. EL numbers 6, 11, and 22. #UCFLAE3414SuB18 2y
DrSpalding What a wonderful way to have them understand the plot of the story. Another excellent post. 2y
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AshleyC
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By: Leo Lionni Fiction
Award: Caldecott Medal
A story about a little mouse! Reminds me of myself, a little lazy! Ha :) This book has awesome illustration and would be a fun read for students. It teaches how to do things and use ingenuity to keep his other friends nice and warm! Some Teaching strategies that can be incorporated in the classroom are RA, AS, RT, CR, PR!

AshleyC https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/frederick-freebie... lovely resource! Can be used in the classroom for an art project or a poem! These are fun ways for students to enjoy what they are reading! 2y
AshleyC UDL strategy that is beneficial in the classroom is 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress- poems can be a bit tricky but students will love the format. An EL strategy that can be used is 22- give enough wait time for second language to answer questions! 2y
DrSpalding T-S connections aid comprehension!😀📚 2y
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MommyOfTwo
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vkois88 So cute!! 2y
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KaitlynN
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Frederick by Leo Lionni is a (F) (Caldecott Honor) book about group of field mice who are getting ready for winter. Everyone is working hard collecting food and preparing, but Frederick seems to be in his own little world, not at all concerned with the work to be done. This book would be perfect for a(DR) or readers theatre. UDL strategy 5.3 is a match for this plan because performance and retreading help build fluency!

KaitlynN EL strategy 38 is great for a DR because English Learners can practice a short part several times and this helps ensure their success and builds confidence. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
KaitlynN http://katieduvalhaddock.blogspot.com/2015/01/leo-lionni-readers-theater-for-pas... this resource is a teacher blog. I liked this a lot because it combines a Leo Lionni author study with readers theater. I thought it was so interesting to see examples of how the assignments we have in our course, fit together in a classroom! (edited) 2y
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erin.yarbrough
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I read this animal F book as a brain break from studying, and it conveys a deep message that even younger kids could understand. The book follows a short story of five mice who are preparing for winter. While the four mice work to supply food, the fifth one prepares for the cold months. in a way that no one expected. It carries the message that it takes more than food and shelter to survive: it takes a creative spirit too! #UCFLAE3414SP18

erin.yarbrough This Caldecott honor winner would be great as a S or a RT due to its short, yet impactful story. It would also be great for a RA, IR, or SR for K-2. Here‘s some freebies for a great lesson plan! https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/frederick-freebie... 2y
erin.yarbrough By using an RT, 1.1-1.3 create alternative ways of understanding the book. This keeps students engaged with the story, and it only takes 5 students to reenact. Putting students in a group also uses #32 and #48 for ESOL students. Thank you again Dr. Spalding for such a great book! 2y
LisaMart Your post sounds like it would make for a great storytelling book! I‘ve never read any Leo Lionni books; I definitely need to change that! I like your resource too! Scholastic always has great stuff! 2y
DrSpalding Scholastic is a quality resource! My pleasure! I agree with Lisa that this would be a wonderful storytelling. It is technically a fable which falls under traditional literature. 2y
DrSpalding 💜brain breaks 2y
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BookFreakOut
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1. Anything by Leo Lionni, I have several of the Kohl‘s plushies of his characters.
2. My stuffed Panda who still wears one of the cloth diapers my grandma made for my critters, he might have come to college with me...and fit right in w/my roommate‘s giant cow.
3. Probably pancakes, or crab rangoons b/c we just stood around the stove & ate them as they got done frying.
4. Either, as long as it has a 3:1 frosting:baked good ratio. 😬
#manicmonday

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MommyOfTwo
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1. Fredrick, I don‘t know what happened to the copy I had that was my mom‘s when she was little but I bought a new copy to share with my kids.
2. Hmm I can‘t rennet a specific one as my favorite, I liked pretty much anything.
3. On the first and last day of school we would always order pizza!
4. Cupcakes!
#ManicMonday

JoScho Pizza on the first day of school is a fun tradition. 2y
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Taylorhenderson3
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This P pb, as we spoke in class poetry is an acquired taste that may diminish over time, and this story is a fun way to engage students into poetry with an RT to have participation. The Udl I would use is 3.2 and El:36 http://study.com/academy/lesson/frederick-by-leo-lionni-lesson-plan.html #ucflae3414f17

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dakotap
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While searching through the bookstore to find some children's books that I could use for it let's see project I came across the book Frederick. This book is a fantastic read for young readers. This book tells a tale about a mouse who instead of gathering food for the winter collects different types of colors and words to help him cheer up the other mice during the winter storm.#ucflae3414f17

dakotap I would use EDL 2.1, clarify vocabulary and symbols. I would use this to help students understand the types of words and how to use and form them in two paragraphs and sentences. I would also use ELL 5 Teach techincal vocabulary supporting key concepts to allow for students to use these key terms with the lesson i have constructed. 2y
dakotap This link will take you to a page where you can get lesson plans and teaching resources for the book Frederick: https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/frederick-lesson-plans 2y
LaurenR Everyone loves this book! I need to get it so I know what everyone‘s talking about! And the link to make your own paper mouse is so cute and provides lots of interest when reading the book with students. (edited) 2y
MorganH What a cute story! And great strategies to use with it! 2y
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Juliemorell
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#ucflae3414f17 Alexander and the Wind-Up movie is a Caldecott award-winning F book by Leo Lion. This story tells of a mouse who meets a toy wind-up mouse that is loved by all, and wishes to become a wind-up mouse himself. He meets a lizard with powers to change him into one, but instead of changing himself into a wind-up mouse, he changes his new friend into a real mouse. This book would be perfect for a GR and the link at the bottom of this post

Juliemorell has an example of how this strategy could be used. The UDL strategy I would use is 6.4; Enhance capacity for monitoring progress. The ESOL strategy I would use is #13; Use preview/review activities. This link will take you to a guided reading activity that would work great with this book 2y
kkidwell This looks like an adorable story! I've never heard of it before this post. I enjoyed the link you shared. GR can be difficult if we're not prepared, so it's always nice to have a structure already in place. 2y
Juliemorell @kkidwell thanks so much! 2y
Juliemorell *typo: I meant to write "Lionni" but autocorrect changed it to lion. I can't edit because of the word count. 2y
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MichelleL
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This is a P genre that was awarded a Caldecott in 1968 by Leo lionni and the strategies that I would use are RT and SR.
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https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/frederick-freebie... this would be a great activity to use to introduce the children to poetry #ucflae3414f17

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Frederick by Leo Lionni is a F Caldecott medal winner book. A good teaching strategy to go along with this book would be S. This book is about a mouse, Frederick, who sits on a rock as the other mice collect food for the upcoming winter. The other mice think Frederick isn‘t doing his part but he ends up saving the day when they run out of food and survive off of what he collected. UDL 1.3 offer alternatives for visual information #ucflae3414f17

emily_minnear EL 16 integrate speaking, reading, listening and writing activities. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/meghan-everette/frederick-freebie... scholastic offers this website that contains various activities that go hand in hand with the book Frederick 2y
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elifkelly
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Frederick is a picture book written and illustrated by Leo Lionni, and the winner of the 1968 Caldecott award. This book would work well with RA, DR, IR, and SR. Frederick is a field mouse who sits around while his brothers are gathering food for the winter. Frederick‘s brothers assume Frederick is lazy and does not want to help, but Frederick is gathering other items for the winter. #ucflae3414

elifkelly When the winter approaches and the food is finished, Frederick saves the day with has alternative supplies that he had saved. This book is a spin on Aesop‘s The Ants and Grasshopper fable, and in the class this can be used to familiarize students with fables. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frederick-less... 2y
elifkelly This lesson focuses on creating the characters from the story for a dramatic reading. Frederick could be used to with EL 4 Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge and UDL 3.1 activate or supply background knowledge. These would both be appropriate for this book to connect it to student‘s knowledge of common fables. 2y
DrSpalding This is one of my all-time favorites. Teaching students about fables is a standard in first grade. Nice alignment! 2y
MarinaForsythe I love this book and the fact that I️t is a fable, nice work!!!! 2y
MakenzieT I love this book and think it's perfect for the classroom! 2y
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This TL book is such a cute heartwarming book about a mouse who feels their is more to life than doing chores for the upcoming winter with his mouse friends and to be thought as lazy throughout the book. But to his mouse friends surprise he tells them of the colors of the warm sun to help warm them and gifts them many words so they would never run out of things to say during the harsh winter. It is a cute twist at the end. #UCFLAE3414su17

DrSpalding Look back at the book and your flip book to check the appropriate genre. Also, be sure to use your rubric and include a resource that provides information as to how this book could be used in the classroom.❤️📚 3y
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MommyOfTwo
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Loved this book when I was little. I don't know whatever happened to that one so I bought myself a new one. #ChildhoodReads #RiotGrams

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LaurenMcl
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Fredrick is a mouse who lives in a stone wall. His siblings are all getting ready for winter, but he is busy doing other things such as day dreaming. Check out more about the author, Leo Lionni, and other works by him. http://www.randomhousekids.com/brand/leo-lionni/

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AnastasiaH Leo Lioni is a great children's author! I think it's wonderful that you included a website with more information about his books. (edited) 3y
LaurenM19 I have never heard of this book! I might look into reading it! 3y
DrSpalding Random House is a stellar resource. They will email you periodically if you sign up. It is worth it. 3y
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ericai
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Frederick written by Leo Lionni is an animal fantasy book and a Caldecott honor. It tells the sweet story of a group of mice who make it though the winter with their help of their friend Frederick. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frederick-less... #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Lionni wrote mostly fables, TL. This is a sweet story with a powerful lesson. 3y
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SarahF
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Fredrick is a great traditional literature book. You follow a group of five mice through their journey of packing up and preparing for the harsh winters. Frederick is adorable and a sure classic! Must read! #UCFLAE3414sp17 http://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/Frederick

DrSpalding Nice resource with deep, philosophical questions. I ❤️ Frederick! 3y
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CaraM
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This Caldecott Honor award fable was amazing for teaching kids how to look at life with a glass half full. The wise mouse is a wonderful teacher with great words to share with his friends. This falls under the topic of traditional literature and is suggested for kids of all ages. For more books like these, go to http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/32804.Leo_Lionni

DrSpalding Use the rubric to include all of the necessary parts! Frederick the fable, is a favorite of mine! 3y
JRQuintanilla I really liked the link you provided for us! Also, I'm definitely gonna read this, thanks! 3y
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jetspins24
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The latest pair of bookish knit socks in my collection is finished!

Eyelit Cute! 3y
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NovelPairing
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Love this book about a creative mouse that gathers colors and feelings as winter supplies and when all the mice start running low on food and hating winter he reminds them of all the happy things of summer.