Teeka's family had a picnic this Sunday past. Everyone was there, from mean old cousin Terrance who put fake flies on the sweet corn, to Bible-toting Reverend Luke to Auntie Kim (Teeka's all-time favorite). And they were all dreading the arrival of Cousin Martha and her pie, which was always a bit on the dry side (but you had to eat every bit so you didn't hurt her feelings). But this year, where was Cousin Martha? And where was that dried-out apple pie?
Jacqueline Woodson's warm, lyrical prose and Diane Greenseid's exuberant artwork bring to life the humor, love, and of course, the wonderful food of the quintessential family picnic.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ann M. Martin is the author of many books for young readers, including A Corner of the Universe, Belle Teale, and Leo the Magnificat. She is also the co-author, with Paula Danziger, of P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More. Ms. Martin funds such charities as The Lisa Libraries and The Ann M. Martin Foundation. She makes her home in upstate New York.
Laura Godwin, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many popular picture books for children, including What the Baby Hears, Central Park Serenade, Barnyard Prayers, The Flower Girl, Little White Dog and Christmas in the Manger. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she now lives in New York City.
Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal and a National Book nominee. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muoz Ryan, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I do like this book's tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about family relations. Some jokes may have to be explained to children. The illustrations are vibrant and fun.
This is a multicultural book. It is about a family picnic told from the perspective of the young character, Teeka. Teeka gives a description of each family member.
Teeka and her grandmother go to the family picnic. She meets many interesting people.
This multicultural book is about a family picnic which was told from a young girls perspective. The story tells about each family member who comes to the picnic, what they bring, and Teeka's perspective of everything that occurs. The story ends with everyone enjoying the meal together. I loved this story because it was told from a child's perspective of a picnic. Also the dialect made it feel that I was actually at the picnic and it is exactly what she was saying. The illustrations were vivid and would definately keep a reader's interest.One activity could be to actually go on a picnic and then have the children write about the picnic in their own words from their own point of view. I would have them watch what was going on so that they can write a more detailed story. Another idea could be to have them look in a cookbook and write down a recipe that they might take to a picnic. We could then make a class cookbook and make a few simple things for it. We could also play the game where you name off things that you will take to a picnic.