Monday, May 18, 2009

Nonfiction Monday: Follow the Trail: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors by Jessica Loy

Our library's summer reading theme is "be creative" so my nonfiction posts for the next few weeks are going to feature some of the new nonfiction I purchased for the library - leaning heavily towards creativity, whether it be arts and crafts, music, exploring the outdoors, or other means of spending the summer doing anything but watching tv!

Our library has Jessica Loy's newest book, When I Grow Up, about careers. It's quite popular and I was very pleased to find this older book about camping!

Ms. Loy is a graphic designer as well as painter and author and her excellent sense of design is obvious in this guide to camping. The book contains all the important information - what to take, where to go, how to stay safe, and what to do - all organized efficiently and attractively in 48 pages. Fun illustrations accompany instructions that range from how to safely make a campfire to rainy day activities to do in your tent.

Verdict: A perfect book for beginning campers or those who need a refresher on the basics or some new ideas!

ISBN: 0805061959; Published May 2003 by Henry Holt; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library

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