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Children’s Book Review – Picnic by John Burningham

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Picnic Cover


  • Author/Illustrator: John Burningham
  • Reading level: Pre-K Ages 2-6
  • Hardcover: 32 pp.
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780763669454
  • Price: $16.99

Boy and Girl invite Sheep, Pig, and Duck to picnic with them. Then Bull chases them into the woods. So their hide and seek, search and find adventure begins. A simple interactive text coupled with wonderful illustrations that supply much of the story details make this a perfect nursery read that children can listen to again and again as they learn to read for themselves.

I can’t wait to read this book to my three-year-old grandson then hear him read it to me. Exposing children to reading sets the stage for what follows. I believe in books. I believe in reading. I believe those who read learn easier, quicker, and more than those who don’t.

Does your child enjoy reading?

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