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The Simples Love a Picnic

J.C. Phillipps


List Price: 16.99*
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The Simple family's plans for a picnic in the park prove disastrously complex. From the artist and author J. C. Phillipps comes this hilarious little picture book with a big heart to remind us that picnics are just a little about food and a lot about family.  

Praise For The Simples Love a Picnic

"A funny family story packed with mayhem and good spirits."

"Phillips introduces the family via individual, smiling portraits and utilizes colorful paper cut-out illustrations and bold-faced exclamations to capture the characters’ dynamic chemistry and the kooky chaos that ensues."

"The Simple family examines the word "picnic" in a very basic way that will have young ones chuckling."
—School Library Journal

"The result is merry mayhem, as a menagerie of animals, domesticated and not-so, try to get in on the feast."
—The New York Times

Clarion Books, 9780544166677, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

About the Author

J.C. Phillipps works out of a room in her home which is filled with bookshelves, colorful paper, Post-It notes, and cocoa mugs. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, son and cat.