The Camping Trip

The Camping Trip

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Ernestine has never been camping before, but she's sure it will be lots of fun . . . won't it? An endearing story about a girl's first experience with the great outdoors.

My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I've never been camping before, but I know I will love it.

Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag new flashlight special trail mix made with Dad ) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives. But she quickly realizes that nothing could have prepared her for how hard it is to set up a tent, never mind fall asleep in it, or that swimming in a lake means that there will be fish -- eep Will Ernestine be able to enjoy the wilderness, or will it prove to be a bit too far out of her comfort zone? In an energetic illustrated story about a first sleepover under the stars, acclaimed author-illustrator Jennifer K. Mann reminds us that opening your mind to new experiences, no matter how challenging, can lead to great memories (and a newfound taste for s'mores).

Author: Jennifer K. Mann
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 04/14/2020
Pages: 56
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 10.30h x 8.40w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781536207361
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 508723 / Camping Trip


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2020 pg. 140
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 79
Publishers Weekly 04/13/2020
School Library Journal 05/01/2020 pg. 48
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2020
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2020 pg. 104
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to children's books full time. She is the creator of the picture books Josie's Lost Tooth, Sam and Jump, Two Speckled Eggs, and I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard. She and her family spend a week camping with friends every summer, always at the same campsite in a beautiful state park. They pack their rickety pick-up truck full of gear and dogs, put an old canoe on the roof, and spend the week hiking, exploring, swimming, paddling, cooking outside, telling stories, and sleeping in tents. Jennifer K. Mann lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens.