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Me and You and the Red Canoe

by Cindy H | Aug 20, 2017
This stunning picture book tells the story of a child waking up early to go fishing with their sibling. They crawl from their tent, quietly, so as not to wake their other family members, to find their sibling waiting for them. They walk down to the lake and get in their red canoe. They see a number of animals and beautiful scenery. After waiting a while they finally get a bite on their fishing hook and catch a silvery trout. As they make their way back to shore they can hear the rest of the family stirring and preparing a fire. They cook the trout for a delicious breakfast.

This story is written almost like poetry; you can almost smell the fresh, outdoor air. It is clear this was a wonderful experience for the child in the story. It took me back to the times I enjoyed camping when I was younger, and how special it felt to get some alone time with one of my parents or siblings. This beautifully illustrated book will be great for very young children who enjoy looking at the pictures, or older children who will enjoy the lyrical nature of the words. It is available in print or as an ebook on Hoopla. Click the picture of the book's cover to place on hold!

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