The Perfect Picnic sees two friends carefully pack a picnic, complete with crockery plates, a warm drink in a flask and a wonderfully creamy cake. But the path to their picnic spot takes them through thorny brambles which, unbeknownst to the pair, tears a hole in the picnic bag. As they search for the perfect spot, all their . My kids enjoyed flicking between the pages and the map on the endpapers to match it up with the characters’ path. And even though the picnic was not as perfect as planned, it actually turned out better. You’ll have to read it to see why.
The book is gorgeously illustrated – you can see right inside the squirrel’s whimsical treehouse, which reminds me of the Magic Faraway Tree. You’ll love it and want your own – I do! Everything inside is quaint and perfect, in contrast to the home of squirrel’s friend mole, which looks very lived in.
The Perfect Picnic is written and illustrated by CiaraFlood, published by Five Mile Press.
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