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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Great Backyard Campout

This weekend, we are joining the National Wildlife Federation for the 2011 Great American Backyard Campout. The boys have asked to camp in our backyard for days now, so the event has perfect timing!

All you need is a tent, or even just a king size sheet thrown over a line...


and some fun-loving adults (the boys love their Uncle Paul!)

Here are some great books to help you get in the happy-camper mood:

(A trio of books about nature by Aileen Fisher with lovely illustrations.)
"You Don't Look Like Your Mother," Said the Robin to the Fawn Recounts in verse a robin's introduction to a number of animal infants who don't look like their mothers, including her own.
Animal Houses Compares in rhyme the square houses of people to the more rounded dwellings of a variety of animals.
Animal Disguises Discusses in rhyme the camouflage effected by a moth against a tree, a rabbit in a meadow, bobwhites among leaves, and other animals.

Toasting Marshmallows 30 simple poems by Kristine O'Connell George that capture the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of a family's camping trip.
S is for S'mores A Camping Alphabet takes us on an A-Z trail exploring this outdoor pastime by H.F. James.
Camping and Walking A Usborne Guide to everything you need to know about camping, including activities and recipes.

To learn more and join in on the fun visit:


  1. This looks so fun! I'm trying to convince Daddy to take Princess Pea out to sleep in the garden one night this summer. I'm sure she'd love it!

  2. … and Uncle Paul loves those boys!


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