Timo Goes Camping

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Timo Goes Camping

By Victoria Allenby
Illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Early Reader Ages 5-8
ISBN: 978-1-77278-040-6
List Price: $12.95 CAD / $10.95 USD
HC with laminated case
Trim Size: 13.97 x 20.96 cm / 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Pages: 48

Publication Date: March 9, 2018

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Rich language, varied text features, and a dramatic camping adventure combine in this early reader friendship story

Timo the rabbit has always been able to count on his friends for support when he’s feeling anxious. But what happens when the anxiety is caused by one of his friends? Award-winning author Victoria Allenby and award-winning illustrator Dean Griffiths, creators of Timo’s Garden and Timo’s Party, return to Toadstool Corners to find out in a new, beautifully illustrated early chapter book replete with rich, musical language and multiple text features, including a map.

When Suki invites her friends on a camping trip, Timo is wary. None of them hasever gone camping before. But a little research at the Toadstool Corners library makes him feel better—until the first accident happens. Bogs trips on a paddle, and Suki laughs. Hedgewick capsizes a canoe, and Suki teases. Now Timo dreads being the next one to make a mistake. Can he get through the trip without making a fool of himself? And even if he does, will his friendship with Suki ever be the same?

“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

“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

“A simple, short story perfect for beginning chapter book readers. There are bright, detailed digitally created illustrations on every page.”—Youth Services Book Review