The Camping Trip

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The Camping Trip
Written by Jennifer K. Mann
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536207361
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The Camping Trip

author/illustrator: Jennifer K. Mann

My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. Iíve never been camping before, but I know I will love it.

Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag! new flashlight! special trail mix made with Dad!) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives. But she quickly realizes that nothing could have prepared her for how hard it is to set up a tent, never mind fall asleep in it, or that swimming in a lake means that there will be fish ó eep! Will Ernestine be able to enjoy the wilderness, or will it prove to be a bit too far out of her comfort zone? In an energetic illustrated story about a first sleepover under the stars, acclaimed author-illustrator Jennifer K. Mann reminds us that opening your mind to new experiences, no matter how challenging, can lead to great memories (and a newfound taste for símores).

Ernestine has never been camping before, but sheís sure it will be lots of fun . . . wonít it? An endearing story about a girlís first experience with the great outdoors.
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1536207365 /  9781536207361
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
56 / 8 7/16" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Girls & Women; Social Themes; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to childrenís books full time. She is the creator of the picture books Josieís Lost Tooth, Sam and Jump, Two Speckled Eggs, and I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Bensonís Blackboard. She and her family spend a week camping with friends every summer, always at the same campsite in a beautiful state park. They pack their rickety pick-up truck full of gear and dogs, put an old canoe on the roof, and spend the week hiking, exploring, swimming, paddling, cooking outside, telling stories, and sleeping in tents. Jennifer K. Mann lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens.
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