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When Wo Go Camping
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Feb.18.2008
  • 9780887766855
  • Tundra Books

Margriet gives an overview of the book:

In this beautifully illustrated book, one busy family finds lots to do from sun up to sunset. At the campsite, there’s wood to chop for the fire and fish to catch. And there’s lots of time to explore, climb rocks, splash in the lake, and discover animals in the shadows of the woods. As afternoon turns to evening, supper needs to be made, and just before bed, stories are told around the campfire. When We Go Camping is as instructional as it is delightful. Each painting highlights the tracks of one animal, which curve from the text into the illustration. Readers can turn to the glossary for more details about the wildlife depicted on each page. When We Go Camping is a perfect way to preserve summer memories all year long.
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In this beautifully illustrated book, one busy family finds lots to do from sun up to sunset. At the campsite, there’s wood to chop for the fire and fish to catch. And there’s lots of time to explore, climb rocks, splash in the lake, and discover animals in the shadows of the woods. As afternoon turns to evening, supper needs to be made, and just before bed, stories are told around the campfire.

When We Go Camping is as instructional as it is delightful. Each painting highlights the tracks of one animal, which curve from the text into the illustration. Readers can turn to the glossary for more details about the wildlife depicted on each page.

When We Go Camping is a perfect way to preserve summer memories all year long.

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About Margriet

Margriet Ruurs is the author of 27 books for children. With a Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University, she teaches writing workshops at elementary schools across North America and has been a guest lecturer at several universities, including Iowa Writing...

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Author's Publishing Notes

<span class="displaytext">“A dreamy, poetic text and rich, detailed paintings celebrates the pure wilderness…The only thing missing from this story is the mosquitoes.”<br />–<em>School Library Journal<br /></em><br />“A beautiful and surprising book that will delight families who love the outdoors and camping. Lots to learn, love, and enjoy with this book.”<br />–<em>ABA Kids’ Pick of the List<br /></em><br />“This beautifully illustrated book tells a delightful story of one family’s camping out…Wonderfully complex paintings reveal something new with each reading.”<em><br /></em>–<em>PSC </em>– <em>Puget Sound Council<br /></em><br />“…this book effectively, and artistically, shows the quiet, contemplative side of enjoying nature.”<br />–<em>Quill &amp; Quire<br /></em><br />“…exquisitely detailed full–page illustrations give readers much to look at and to look for in their portrayal of B.C. wildlife, with an informative legend to help in their quest.”<br />–<em>The Vancouver Sun </em><br /><br />“Author Margriet Ruurs shows her young readers there’s more to camping than just sleeping under the stars…”<br />–<em>Monterey County Family</em><br /></span>