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Pictures from Our Vacation

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Publisher Comments:

< p> < i> Snap < /i> < /p> < p> With their new cameras < /p> < p> < i> Snap < /i> < /p> < p> a brother and sister < /p> < p> < i> Snap < /i> < /p> < p> take pictures of their vacation. < /p> < p> But when they look at their photographs they see: < /p> < blockquote> 1. The back of Dad's head< br> 2. Feet< br> 3. A container of noodles< br> < /blockquote> < p> That's it? < /p> < p> Does 1 + 2 + 3 = summer vacation? < /p> < p> What about how it felt to swim in the lake? What about the stories their cousins told and the taste of a just-invented strawberry and whipped cream dessert? < /p> < p> For those memories& #8212; the memories of summer and the memories of family that mean the most& #8212; they need to look someplace else. Someplace deep inside. Someplace permanent. < /p>

Review:

"'Newbery Medalist Perkins's (Criss Cross) latest picture book centers on a child's summer visit to her grandparents' farm, though drolly humorous moments throughout will ring familiar to anyone who has embarked on a family vacation. As they set out, the narrator's mother gives her and her brother instant cameras and notebooks to hold the photos they take. The sights from the car are hardly scintillating ('Once in a while there was a bridge or some cows'), but the narrator busies herself imagining an elaborate motel she'd like to own someday. Arriving at the farm, 'Our dad saw happy memories everywhere he looked. All we could see was old furniture and dust.' A game of badminton with warped racquets is interrupted by rain that lingers for days. When at last the sun shines, the family, after one thwarted attempt, finally finds a place to swim — and then a storm strikes. Though Perkins seems to be setting readers up for a dramatic about-face in the narrator's attitude, the gaggle of extended family that descends for a relative's memorial service may strike some as too little too late. But for the narrator, this interlude is sufficiently rewarding that she doesn't feel the need to snap photos ('it's hard to take a picture of a story someone tells, or what it feels like when you're rolling down a hill or falling asleep in a house full of cousins and uncles and aunts'). In the warmhearted conclusion to this homespun tale, which Perkins has illustrated with brightly hued, detailed pen and ink and watercolor pictures, she wisely observes, 'those kinds of pictures I can keep in my mind.' Ages 5-8.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

<p> <i>Snap </i> </p> <p> With their new cameras </p> <p> <i>Snap </i> </p> <p> a brother and sister </p> <p> <i>Snap </i> </p> <p> take pictures of their vacation. </p> <p> But when they look at their photographs they see: </p> <blockquote> 1. The back of Dad's head<br> 2. Feet<br> 3. A container of noodles<br> </blockquote> <p> That's it? </p> <p> Does 1 + 2 + 3 = summer vacation? </p> <p> What about how it felt to swim in the lake? What about the stories their cousins told and the taste of a just-invented strawberry and whipped cream dessert? </p> <p> For those memories&#8212;the memories of summer and the memories of family that mean the most&#8212;they need to look someplace else. Someplace deep inside. Someplace permanent. </p>

Synopsis:

The Newbery Medal-winning creator of "Criss Cross" delivers a new, one-of-a-kind picture book formatted in the style of a scrapbook, in which two children chronicle the events of their summer vacation. Full color.

About the Author

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of two other novels&#8212;All Alone in the Universe, a companion to Criss Cross, and As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author, who loves peanut butter, lives with her family in northern Michigan, land of forests and squirrels.

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross. She is the author of two other novels&#8212;All Alone in the Universe, a companion to Criss Cross, and As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat, Snow Music, Pictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. The author, who loves peanut butter, lives with her family in northern Michigan, land of forests and squirrels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060850975
Author:
Perkins, Lynne Rae
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Lynne Rae Perkins
Author:
Perkins, Lynne R.
Author:
ae
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Family - Vacation
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Vacations
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070424
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.25 in 14.88 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Newbery Medalist Perkins's (Criss Cross) latest picture book centers on a child's summer visit to her grandparents' farm, though drolly humorous moments throughout will ring familiar to anyone who has embarked on a family vacation. As they set out, the narrator's mother gives her and her brother instant cameras and notebooks to hold the photos they take. The sights from the car are hardly scintillating ('Once in a while there was a bridge or some cows'), but the narrator busies herself imagining an elaborate motel she'd like to own someday. Arriving at the farm, 'Our dad saw happy memories everywhere he looked. All we could see was old furniture and dust.' A game of badminton with warped racquets is interrupted by rain that lingers for days. When at last the sun shines, the family, after one thwarted attempt, finally finds a place to swim — and then a storm strikes. Though Perkins seems to be setting readers up for a dramatic about-face in the narrator's attitude, the gaggle of extended family that descends for a relative's memorial service may strike some as too little too late. But for the narrator, this interlude is sufficiently rewarding that she doesn't feel the need to snap photos ('it's hard to take a picture of a story someone tells, or what it feels like when you're rolling down a hill or falling asleep in a house full of cousins and uncles and aunts'). In the warmhearted conclusion to this homespun tale, which Perkins has illustrated with brightly hued, detailed pen and ink and watercolor pictures, she wisely observes, 'those kinds of pictures I can keep in my mind.' Ages 5-8.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , <p> <i>Snap </i> </p> <p> With their new cameras </p> <p> <i>Snap </i> </p> <p> a brother and sister </p> <p> <i>Snap </i> </p> <p> take pictures of their vacation. </p> <p> But when they look at their photographs they see: </p> <blockquote> 1. The back of Dad's head<br> 2. Feet<br> 3. A container of noodles<br> </blockquote> <p> That's it? </p> <p> Does 1 + 2 + 3 = summer vacation? </p> <p> What about how it felt to swim in the lake? What about the stories their cousins told and the taste of a just-invented strawberry and whipped cream dessert? </p> <p> For those memories&#8212;the memories of summer and the memories of family that mean the most&#8212;they need to look someplace else. Someplace deep inside. Someplace permanent. </p>
"Synopsis" by , The Newbery Medal-winning creator of "Criss Cross" delivers a new, one-of-a-kind picture book formatted in the style of a scrapbook, in which two children chronicle the events of their summer vacation. Full color.
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