See You Next Year written by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Todd Stewart is the perfect summer story. It's about a family that goes on vacation to the same place every year. They travel the same way, they stay in the same cottage, they go to the same beach. This year the little girl makes a new friend. This story has a timeless quality to it and certainly a nostalgic feel to it. It reminds me of childhood vacations and the vacation spot my husband and I love to go to each summer.
The illustrations in the book were inspired by the silkscreening process. They appear to be done with pastels or crayon with pen and ink and watercolors. His use of light is very well done. There is a limited palette of color on each page and the art gives the story an added yearning vibe for your childhood.
I'll use this title with Kindergarten to Third grade students.