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Picnic

Picnic

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by Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold Mccully
     
 

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"Beautiful day!"
"Not a cloud in the sky!"
"A-picnicking we go!"

When Picnic was first published in 1984, readers fell in love with Emily Arnold McCully's lush watercolors and charming story about a little mouse who is reunited with her family. Now the Caldecott artist has added words and painted bigger illustrations in her signature whimsical style

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"Beautiful day!"
"Not a cloud in the sky!"
"A-picnicking we go!"

When Picnic was first published in 1984, readers fell in love with Emily Arnold McCully's lush watercolors and charming story about a little mouse who is reunited with her family. Now the Caldecott artist has added words and painted bigger illustrations in her signature whimsical style to accommodate a larger-sized read-aloud book. But what has not changed is a timeless story about the hurt of being lost, and the joy of being found again.

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Kirkus Reviews
In what promises to be the first of a series of do-overs, McCully offers repainted, but by-and-large identical, illustrations and a brief text for an originally wordless offering from 1984. Once again a multitudinous mouse clan piles into the pickup and jounces off down a country road for a pond-side picnic. But "no one sees Little Bitty fall off the truck," or notices the missing sib until considerably later. Switching back and forth between the family and its stranded member, McCully shows the latter becoming more self-confident as the former grows more frantic. But the hue and cry ends in a happy reunion, and it's "picnic time at last!" The added words, which are mostly snatches of dialogue or song, are more distraction than enhancement (the original was perfect in its wordlessness), but it's good to have this sprightly family adventure available again, and in a larger format, too. (Picture book. 5-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780066238548
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/27/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
775,812
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.

Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.

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Picnic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole family had a picnic. They drove a jeep. They brought some food like cheese, salad, sandwiches and a guitar to play. A mouse got lost. They found the mouse. I like this book a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Little mouse accidentally bounces away from her family when they are all headed out for a picnic. Though the family doesn't notice at first, when they realize someone is missing, the search is on! Great story to open discussion on seat belts and staying safe if you are lost. Plus, even youngest kids can enjoy 'reading' it since the whole book is beautifully illustrated.