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.
*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."
*Publishers Weekly "... Kurilla’s airy cartoons magnify the sense of fun ."
* School Library Journal "...An appealing and interactive read-aloud with a good message that is a solid choice for most picture book collections."
Some art I made before the Pickwicks became Pomeranian pups!
Before the book becomes ...a book... it starts as tiny sketches and notes! This is how I figure out the pacing of a story.