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Picnic

Picnic

In this simple but elegant book for children ages 2 through 5, a boy and a girl who live in a house at the top of the hill decide to go on a picnic. They invite Sheep, Pig and Duck who live at the bottom of the hill to go with them.

A series of interruptions throw them off course. A bull chases them, and they are forced to hide in the woods. Sheep’s hat blows away in the wind, and Pig’s ball gets away from him and lands in a pond. Then Duck loses his scarf. All of these diversions make them very hungry. They eat in silence and play games until it’s time to go home. Author John Burningham has factored into this story things for young readers to do and look for. This interactive style works well (Candlewick Press).


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