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.
Margriet Ruurs is the author of many books for children, including Wild Babies and A Mountain Alphabet. She has a Masters Degree in Education and has spent her adult life both writing books for children and teaching children about books. She has spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in the mountains and traveling. Margriet Ruurs has lived across North America, and now makes her home in Oregon.
Andrew Kiss came to Canada from Hungary in 1957. He grew up in Vancouver, where he taught himself how to paint. He paints wildlife and landscapes and has spent much of his life traveling the world to see his subjects in their native habitats. Andrew Kiss’s work has been exhibited across North America and Europe.
“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