Timo Goes Camping

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$10.95  $10.18
Pajama Press
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5.7 X 8.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Victoria Allenby has been writing poetry and stories for as long as she can remember. Her debut picture book, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, won the 2014 Preschool Reads Award and was nominated for the 2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award. She has followed up the success of this debut with the critically acclaimed early readers Timo's Garden, Timo's Party, and Timo Goes Camping, as well as several picture books, including Shape Up, Construction Trucks! which has earned multiple starred reviews. Victoria lived all of her childhood within hearing distance of train tracks and loves the faint call of a whistle in the night. She now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

A nominee for the Mr. Christie's Book Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses, Dean Griffiths has illustrated a number of books, including The Patchwork House, The Lighthouse Dog, Loon Lake Fishing Derby and Fairy. Dean lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with his wife and three cats. Visit Dean's website at www.deangriffiths.com.

Praise for Timo Goes Camping

2018 Resource Links The Year's Best selection

2018 Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selection

[Timo Goes Camping] tells an accessible, appealing story in eight chapters of large-print text. Created with warmth and attention to detail, the illustrations will help other noncampers imagine the settings and equipment as well as the dressed animal characters.--Booklist

The bold illustrations are coupled with flowing, sensory-laden prose to make a treat for the eyes and ears alike. VERDICT An enjoyable choice for elementary schools and sure to be popular with children. A great choice for a class read-aloud during Kindness Week.--School Library Journal

Allenby's five woodland characters are full of personality....Vignette, single-page, and double-page artwork serves to show the friends' emotions and illustrate the text. Beginning chapter-book readers will look for the friends' next adventure and head to the library whenever their own skills are lacking.--Kirkus Reviews

Colorful, digital illustrations reveal each animal friend's personality and complement the text of this early chapter book, which describes an experience with which many children will be familiar.--ILA Literacy Daily, Best of Friends

Timo Goes Camping is a great book for newly independent readers who are looking for a bit of a challenge. There is a good amount of novel vocabulary, but this is well-balanced with clear writing and supportive illustrations....[A] fun story that skillfully combines camping know-how with emotional intelligence. Highly Recommended.--CM Magazine

Timo Goes Camping is the newest early reader chapter book about the loveable rabbit Timo and his friends...The text is refreshing, uncomplicated and the perfect font for an early chapter book. The complementing illustrations are vibrant, delightful, and inviting....Timo Goes Camping is a great book for beginning campers and readers who enjoy the outdoors....Certainly an enchanting story depicting a familiar Canadian adventure!--Resource Links

This is an excellent choice to display teamwork, to learn about camping and canoeing and having fun....A simple, short story perfect for beginning chapter book readers. There are bright, detailed digitally created illustrations on every page.--Youth Services Book Review

This lovely series of early readers returns an innocence and humility to children's early readers that we haven't seen since Peter Rabbit and Frog and Toad....Timo allows children to share in his learning about friendship and interacting with others, as well as the importance of reading....Together Victoria Allenby and Dean Griffiths have made Timo Goes Camping a book that any child would love to take on their own camping adventure, as guide, insurance or pleasant diversion.--CanLit for LittleCanadians

This is a good book for kids to introduce the idea of camping and some of the activities involved in such an adventure, the importance of not going into an adventure without some knowledge and preparation, and about ensuring that teasing doesn't become hurtful. The illustrations are lovely, bringing the animals to life, along with their environment.--Canadian Bookworm

In this engaging and thoughtful chapter book Timo the rabbit has an adventure with his friends and the trip challenges them in many ways. Timo is forced out of his comfort zone and in the end this turns out to be a good thing.--Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews