The Pickwicks' Picnic: A Counting Adventure
by Carol Brendler, illustrated by Renée Kurilla
Clarion Books -- September 5, 2017
In this highly original counting tale, the Pickwicks--Pip and Peach, Mom and Daddy--leave the hot hazy city for a picnic by the shore. Along the way, they are passed by 2 scooters, 3 jeeps, and more--until they hit a sudden roadblock of 10 cruisers. Traffic stops and drivers grow grumpy, but Pip and Peach know exactly how to turn an unexpected glitch into a festive occasion for everyone Engaging rhythm and detail-filled art reward repeated readings of Carol Brendler and Renee Kurilla's countable account of a very special picnic.
---The reviews are in!---
*From Kirkus "...with darling cartoon illustrations, counting concepts, and all kinds of things that go, this book is sure to have broad appeal for read-alouds."
*From Publishers Weekly "... Kurilla’s airy cartoons magnify the sense of fun ."
* From School Library Journal "...An appealing and interactive read-aloud with a good message that is a solid choice for most picture book collections."