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The Camping Trip

By Jennifer K. Mann
Illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann

Ernestine has never been camping before, but she’s sure it will be lots of fun ... won’t it?

My Aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I’ve 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 snack 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 ... 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-illustrated 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 marshmallows).

  • A new picture book from the author-illustrator of Josie's Lost Tooth.
  • An exploration of a little girl's first camping adventure told in a graphic format.
  • A celebration of the great outdoors that encourages readers to open their minds to a new experience.

About the author

Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to children’s books full time. She is the creator of the picture books Josie’s Lost Tooth, Sam and Jump, Two Speckled Eggs, and I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs Benson’s Blackboard. She and her family spend a week camping with friends every summer, always at the same campsite in a beautiful national 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, USA, with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens.

ISBN: 9781406393507
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 2, 2020
Dimensions: 215 x 260mm, 56pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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