At Grandpa's Sugar Bush.
Margaret Carney. Illustrated by Janet Wilson.
Preschool - grade 3 / Ages 3 - 8.
In what may be possibly the most beautiful children's picture book I have ever seen, Wilson's extraordinary illustrations present readers with the agreeable experience of viewing Carney's story as through a picture window. Readers will feel that they are so close to the story that all they need do is reach out the window.
Carney's story follows the experiences of a young boy as he visits his grandfather's sugar camp during school break. The story follows the maple syrup harvest from its beginning, the tapping of the trees, to its delicious conclusion, enjoying the completed product on fresh made pancakes. The book is sure to delight all readers, both those who have been lucky enough to have experienced a sugaring off, and those who have not.
A must for every library and every grandparent who has ever wanted to spend that "special time" with a grandchild. A perfect "read to me" story that will appeal to older readers as well.
Michele F. Kallio is a former teacher/librarian living in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick.
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