When You Are Camping is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Anne Lee. This book is recommended for kids 4-8 years old. It is a hardcover book with 32 beautifully illustrated pages.
This book centers around Tilly and Hazel as they tent camp with their family. On their camping trip they encounter animals, bugs and even float down a river.
I love the sweet tone set in this book. You sense that the two little girls are experiencing camping and the outdoors and all its wonder. Tilly is in awe of nature and loves to observe the animals and bugs found in the outdoors. Hazel, on the other hand, loves adventure. The soft, water color illustrations further enhance this dreamy book.
Lee moves beyond the typical camping cliches you expect to find in a children’s camping book. Instead, she delivers a book that leaves the reader longing to splash around in the rain, “take a bath with fish” and spend time with family around a campfire. The characters and story actually tug at your emotions. The themes of nature, animals and family flow through this book. The book ends on a quiet note…perfect for bedtime at home or at your favorite campsite.
As a camping family, we really enjoy this book. When You Are Camping captures the emotions we feel while camping and leaves us longing to return to our camping tent for more adventures with our own family.
I am so glad I had the opportunity to review this book. My kids love this book and so do I. This author has an overabundance of talent. From the writing to the illustrations, she hits her mark. I look forward to seeing how far this book and her other books go.
To purchase this book or for more information, visit www.anneleestudio.com
I’ll see ya by the campfire.
I was given a book by the author to review and another book to giveaway to 1 of my readers. Opinions are my own.
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