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Children's LiteratureIn the series of "Welcome Books," Let's Go On A Picnic shows how a family can make time in their busy schedules to spend quality time together. A young man helps his mom make and pack a healthy picnic lunch. They walk to a local park and dine. After lunch, they play ball as a family. This simple book models an age old family tradition. This book also highlights vocabulary words that may not be familiar to the target age. At the end of the book, a basic glossary shows the word and gives the meaning. This makes this book a great tool in a classroom that builds word walls. The photographs make the book appear realistic except the young text does not fit the age of the child telling the story. The table of contents does allow the young reader to easily find what page they may want to read again. Cate Foley did a nice job of using simple vocabulary to take her readers on a fun packed day. The photograph of the family enjoying the picnic on the front is a big draw for the reader to want to read this book. The end of the book also has other books about picnics that would enhance this book and a website to visit if the read wants to learn more about recipes. 2001, Rosen Book Works, Ages 4 to 7.