Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
A bold and joyful picture book about the joys of camping, following a brother and sister on their first camp-out, and the wild animals they encounter!
Out the door, down the stairs
Chatting, chirping jays.
In the car, winding roads
Dozing, snoozing bears.
Are you wild about camping?
In this delightful picture book, a brother and sister are excited for their first camping trip! On each page they experience all the fun of setting off for the woods, and readers will delight in seeing the siblings' actions mirrored by wild animals. From yanking the cords to get the tent set up (pulling, tugging moose) to swimming in the lake (floating, bobbing loons) to laughing and singing around the campfire (calling, hooting owls), kids and animals alike experience all the fun of a good camp-out. Featuring lilting text and bright, joyful artwork, this read-aloud will quickly become a campfire favourite.
About the authors
Jane Whittingham is a librarian from Burnaby, British Columbia, and earned her Masters of Library and Information Sciences at UBC with an emphasis on children's librarianship and literature. Much like the adventurous main characters in her fiction picture books, Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks, and Queenie Quail Can’t Keep Up, Jane loves to explore. And much like the children photographed in her nonfiction picture book Animals Move, she loves a lively story time!
Bryanna Chapeskie is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living in Nova Scotia. Her work is inspired by daily observations, children's books, and the natural world. She balances her time between freelance design and illustration projects, and has recently returned to her first love: painting. She looks forward to continuing her creative journey, and is grateful to her friends, family, and community for their continued support and encouragement.