The Pickwicks' Picnic
A Counting Adventure
In this highly original counting tale, the Pickwicks—Pip and Peach, Mom and Daddy—leave the hot hazy city for a picnic by the shore. Along the way, they are passed by 2 scooters, 3 jeeps, and more—until they hit a sudden roadblock of 10 cruisers. Traffic stops and drivers grow grumpy, but Pip and Peach know exactly how to turn an unexpected glitch into a festive occasion for everyone! Engaging rhythm and detail-filled art reward repeated readings of Carol Brendler and Renée Kurilla’s countable account of a very special picnic.
Praise For The Pickwicks' Picnic: A Counting Adventure…
"The illustrations are full of fun details and have a cartoonish style that works well for this story. The story’s strength lies in its portrayal of a positive attitude in the face of adversity, and in the resourcefulness exhibited by the main characters. An appealing and interactive read-aloud with a good message that is a solid choice for most picture book collections." –School Library Journal "Dog lovers and vehicle-obsessed readers will all get a kick out of this counting book, . . . Through playful repetition and some very expressive vocabulary, Brendler turns traffic-clogged roads and construction delays into an adventure, and Kurilla’s airy cartoons magnify the sense of fun." —Publishers Weekly ". . . darling cartoon illustrations, counting concepts, and all kinds of things that go, this book is sure to have broad appeal for read-alouds. A family romp that demonstrates what a positive attitude and a bit of resourcefulness can accomplish in less-than-ideal circumstances" —Kirkus —
Clarion Books, 9780544839588, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
About the Author
Renée Kurilla has illustrated many books for children, including Orangutanka: A Story in Poems, by Margarita Engle, and the Zebrafish graphic novel series. She lives just south of Boston. Visit her online at kurillastration.com and on Twitter and Instagram @reneekurilla.