________________ CM . . . . Volume XIII Number 6 . . . . November 10, 2006

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This is Daniel Cook on a Hike. 

Yvette Ghione.
Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2006.
24 pp., pbk. & cl., $5.95 (pbk.), $14.95 (cl.).
ISBN 1-55453-080-6 (pbk.), ISBN 1-55453-079-2 (cl.). 

Subject Headings:
Hiking-Juvenile literature.
Nature-Juvenile literature. 

Preschool-kindergarten / Ages 2-5. 

Review by Luella Sumner. 

*** /4 

excerpt: 

Today Daniel is going on a hike. This is Amy. Amy is a naturalist. She's going to be Daniel's guide.  ........................ Look high and low - lots of insects like dark hiding spots. Turn over a rock and you might find beetles, a worm or ants. Ants like to make their nests underground. They dig tunnels and small rooms to lay their eggs in. 



Daniel Cook is a small boy who is the hero of books and a TV spot on the Treehouse channel. All the illustrations are photographs, some of Daniel, some of bugs, plants, birds, etc. The text consists of simple descriptions and directions, such as a check list of what equipment to take on a hike and short paragraphs about insects and animals. At the end of the book, there is a recipe for granola snacks to bring along on your hike. All the information given is very general, basic and simple enough for a small child to understand. 

     Young children will understand and be interested in the illustrations and information provided. 

Recommended. 

Luella Sumner, of Red Rock, ON, is a retired librarian. 

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