(Click the cover to head)
I don't think I have come across a picture book that tells a story of a family adventuring out on a hike like this one does. It is fun with its rhymes and while it looks simple it is far from it. As I read the students were able to relate to one of not many characters in the story; they could even connect their own family members to characters in the book, including the dog. There is family affection as they do things such as play a game of cards or take build a moat and even hidden details if you look close such as squirrel thievery or the trail mix with a lot of chocolate chips.
The comic styles illustrations by Marie Wicks help make this book what it is. The little details on each page help encourage students to keep reading and reread. I adore books that encourage students to reread and learn and discover new things each time. Take a look at the picture on the camera screen, a minor detail that my students wanted to look at.
The images are from near the beginning of the book and near the end of the book.
This is the middle and the only page with no words.