The renowned John Burningham is in classic form with a simple story of a boy, a girl, and some animal friends that invites the child listener to join in. One day, Boy and Girl head down the hill with a picnic basket and meet a fancily dressed Sheep, Pig, and Duck. They all set off to find the perfect place to sit outside -- until they see Bull coming! A short-lived chase segues into a gentle interactive text as the friends wend their way from an idyllic outdoor world to a welcoming house on a hill. (Can you find Pig's ball? Shall we find your bed?) In a charmingly understated tale with child-friendly illustrations and a hint of sly humor, John Burningham evokes a perfect summer day with a fresh new picture book.
Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2014.
First U.S. edition.
1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,30 cm
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2013.
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Statement of Responsibility:
Picnics Juvenile fiction.
Friendship Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.