When We Go Walking

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Wendy and her exuberant family of walkers discover new things on Rambling Road every day in all kinds of weather. No one keeps the things they find except for Wendy: numbers and letters, ribbon and string, a bucket, a ball, a wheel from a wagon. But what will she do with all this stuff? One snowy day when no one can go walking, Wendy, using her treasure trove of found objects, creates her own special version of Rambling Road for her family to share and celebrate. Full of surprises on every page, this is a book ...

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Overview

Wendy and her exuberant family of walkers discover new things on Rambling Road every day in all kinds of weather. No one keeps the things they find except for Wendy: numbers and letters, ribbon and string, a bucket, a ball, a wheel from a wagon. But what will she do with all this stuff? One snowy day when no one can go walking, Wendy, using her treasure trove of found objects, creates her own special version of Rambling Road for her family to share and celebrate. Full of surprises on every page, this is a book that will inspire young readers to walk, discover, and create on their own!

A 2014 Parents' Choice Award Recommended Picture Book

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
Every time that five-year-old Wendy, her parents, her baby sister and the family cat take a walk down Rambling Road, the others always find something to notice like a sparrow in a nest. However Wendy looks for some little thing she can put in her collecting bag, like a small flag, or a wheel, or pencil that still writes. When a snowstorm keeps the family in, this resourceful wonder turns her treasures into an exhibit that the snowbound family can enjoy. Use of a first person present narrator makes this simple family tale seem immediate. Children might enjoy studying Brooker's collage illustrations to find examples of how she blends painting with textures and patterns found in old magazines. This book could be used in a classroom study of recycling—but it also wonderfully celebrates the importance of taking time to notice the many wonders of the world around us. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry
Kirkus Reviews
Family strolls down Rambling Road in every season turn into treasure hunts for 5-year-old Wendy. And what treasures she finds! As other family members simply point out animals, a plane passing overhead and other sights (Abe the toddler is big on colors), everything else--from a wagon wheel to a broken kite, from loose letters and numbers to a pencil that works and a clock that doesn't--goes in her collecting bag. The trash and litter are scrupulously brought to the dump, but what will she do with all the rest? When winter snows bring a (temporary) stop to outdoor walks, she assembles a "Rambling Road" in her room, inviting her appreciative clan in for a visit. Muted colors and smiling, softly rounded figures add cozy notes to Brooker's paint-and–photo-collage illustrations. Viewers who linger over each scene will be rewarded with small birds, flowers and other background details, plus all sorts of enticing found objects. A tempting invitation to turn any walk into an equally fruitful ramble, even if the treasures are gathered only by eye rather than by hand. (Picture book. 4-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477816486
  • Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Sales rank: 1,041,284
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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