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Come Sunday

Ages 4-9
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
Lexile: AD960L
PAPERBACK; Published: 5/2/1996
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5134-5
Price: $ 9.00
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9.25 x 11.5
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Other Editions:HardcoverCome Sunday, Mommy wakes me up with whispers.
LaTasha, honey, she says to me,
Time to shed dawn's cozy quilt.
Come on, Sweet Pea. Open up those eyes. . .

Softly, quietly begins the day of the week that, for LaTasha, is always full of glorious sounds: the pipe organ, tambourine, and drum; the footfalls of ushers marching down the aisle of the sanctuary; the sweet harmonies of the choir; and the rich vibrato of the preacher's voice. LaTasha sings along with the congregation, confident that Heaven hears each joyful note.

Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, Nikki Grimes' poems and the lush tapestry of colors in Michael Bryant's illustrations celebrate a day of worship viewed through the eyes of an exuberant little girl.

California Collections, Elementary Collection,
Booklist (starred review)
"Grimes and Bryant combine their talents in a book that's bursting with joy."
CBA Bookstore Journal
"This book has humor, celebration, honesty, and the reverent innocence of a child in a loving church family."
New York Times Book Review
"LaTasha spends Sunday at her neighborhood church, and the short verses and exuberant illustrations convey the joy and satisfaction she finds."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"In lively and delicious poetry, accompanied by evocative, full-color illustrations, Nikki Grimes recounts LaTasha's Sunday adventures in Paradise — Paradise Baptist Church, that is. . . . Reverent, funny, and wildly energetic all at the same time, this is a wonderful book for introducing children to church life."