Explore a city park in this playful, illustrated adventure full of two hundred words for children to learn: names for interesting plants, birds, delicious picnic foods, and more!
Time for an adventure! Families will join Sam as they explore the young adventurer’s city’s park, from the bandstand and the greenhouse to the great lawn and the animal farm.
Starting with a bustling map of the park, young readers follow along to fourteen park destinations and discover fascinating people, activities, animals, and plants, with helpful illustrations and labels to expand their vocabulary. Families will enjoy comparing their own park adventures with Sam’s while delighting in some of the rarer finds.
In each area, Sam points out a collection of treasures plus a favorite discovery. Tagging along, readers will see:
At the end of the day, readers can choose one of many urban transports from a busy city map and travel back to Sam’s home where they can test their new vocabulary with a fun memory game.
Packed full of details that will bring children back for multiple reads and new treasures, My Day in the Park is the perfect gift for young adventurers who love exploring new places and words!
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“An observant child experiences the wonders of an outdoor city park.... A charming and expansive view of a common childhood excursion.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A wonderful book for getting children excited about going to the park and introducing them to new words….For city libraries, this is a must-have, certain to give children a fresh perspective of familiar grounds." —School Library Journal
“Astonishingly meticulous, elegant, each spread features Richard Scarryesque, distinctly labeled details, plus a full-page illustration of a specific moment from the child’s viewpoint. Colorful and captivating, and there are endless actions and items to investigate. A delightful park trip worth taking again and again.” —Booklist