by Oswald, Pete,

Format: Kindle Book 2020 2020
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Take to the trails for a celebration of nature {u2014} and a day spent with Dad. In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the time they return home, they feel alive {u2014} and closer than ever {u2014} as they document their hike and take their place in family history. In detail-rich panels and textured panoramas, Pete Oswald perfectly paces this nearly wordless adventure, allowing readers to pause for subtle wonders and marvel at the views.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "One morning, a father wakens his child, who jumps out of bed, puts on warm clothing, and loads a backpack into the car. They drive to the mountains, where their hike begins. After observing animals, paw prints, and feathers, they come to a large log bridging a small river. The child steps slowly, fearful and tentative, then relieved, to reach Dad, waiting halfway across. They watch a waterfall together. Wearing helmets, they climb a steep slope to a lookout point, plant a little sapling, and take a picture before heading back for a cozy evening at home. It's a satisfying adventure, related without narration. The few words found in the illustrations usually appear within books or represent sounds, such as ""KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!"" (woodpecker) and ""CLICK!"" (camera). The handsome digital artwork clearly expresses the characters' emotions as well as the beauty and majesty of the natural world. Oswald, who illustrated Jory John's The Bad Seed (2017) and The Good Egg (2019), found his inspiration for the story in childhood memories of family hiking and camping trips. A near-wordless book seems a particularly appropriate way of communicating the quiet yet powerful experience of walking through a wilderness area. A memorable picture book on enjoying the natural world.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2020 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Nature forms the backdrop of this largely wordless picture book, beginning with the nature motif of a child's chamber. A brown-skinned father gently nudges his sleeping child as morning sun spills into the darkened room. The child rubs their eyes, remembers something wonderful, and leaps out of bed to assemble a hat and backpack, sturdy shoes, and a compass and map (a cat assists with the preparations). Then the two are on their way out of town and into the wilderness. With a gentle, misty palette and slender, angular figures, this journey by Oswald (The Sad Little Fact) follows the duo into the forest, capturing small dramas along the way--fear of crossing a log over a river made easier with an outstretched hand, a snack overlooking a magnificent vista, a final shared task. The beauty of the natural world is viewed through the lens of the relationship between parent and child; their closeness is what gives this outdoor experience meaning. On the way home, their eyes meet in the rear-view mirror; they know they've shared something special, a moment underscored by a final spread of the two cuddling on the sofa. Ages 4--8. Agent: Kirsten Hall, Catbird Productions. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Picture books
Hiking Fiction
Forest conservation Fiction
Fathers and sons Fiction
Stories without words
Mountains Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Electronic books.
Wordless picture books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Candlewick Press,2020
Candlewick Press2020
Other Titles OverDrive.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781536216899
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