In Sunflower Summer by Wendy Dunham, and illustrated by Michal Sparks, it is the first day of summer in Buttercup Grove. Hooray What a better way to celebrate than planting some flowers. Raccoon gathers his friends and they get to work digging holes for the sunflower seeds he found. But there's a big problem. Sunflowers take all summer to grow and that's a long time It's going to take a lot of hard work and patience before Raccoon and his pals see big, bright flowers. Sometimes, the most beautiful things in life are worth waiting for. Recommended for ages 3 to 7 years.