Picnic by John Burningham
John Burningham’s books are some of my favorites. Simply written and simply illustrated, they are perfect for young children.
Picnic is a quiet story about a boy and girl who go out one day and meet their animal friends. Along the way they have a small adventure, as they are chased by Bull and the wind blows Sheep’s hat away. In the end, they all go home to bed. Children will love reading along and answering the questions in the text like, “Can you find Sheep’s hat?”
Reading with children every day is essential to their early literacy development, and talking about the story as you read is equally important. This particular book makes life easy for the parent because the story already includes interactive questions.
I hope you’ll share Picnic with your children, and that John Burningham’s books become some of your favorites too!