Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
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.
About the authors
Margriet Ruurs is the award-winning author of forty books for children. Passionate about literacy, she writes children's and educational materials and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. Her picture book biography A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison won the Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Award and the Crystal Kite Award, and was nominated for several others. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet raised her family in the Yukon, Canada. Today, when she isn't travelling, she runs a booklover's bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.
“A dreamy, poetic text and rich, detailed paintings celebrates the pure wilderness…The only thing missing from this story is the mosquitoes.”
–School Library Journal
“A beautiful and surprising book that will delight families who love the outdoors and camping. Lots to learn, love, and enjoy with this book.”
–ABA Kids’ Pick of the List
“This beautifully illustrated book tells a delightful story of one family’s camping out…Wonderfully complex paintings reveal something new with each reading.”
–PSC – Puget Sound Council
“…this book effectively, and artistically, shows the quiet, contemplative side of enjoying nature.”
–Quill & Quire
“…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.”
–The Vancouver Sun
“Author Margriet Ruurs shows her young readers there’s more to camping than just sleeping under the stars…”
–Monterey County Family
Other titles by Margriet Ruurs
A Brush Full of Colour
The World of Ted Harrison
Come, Read With Me
Ghost of the Mill House
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature Read-Along
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature
Bus to the Badlands
Elephant Keeper, The
Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia
Birthdays Around the World
Families Around the World
A Refugee Family's Journey