I’ve been writing a picture book story about a camping trip one of our Presidents took with several special friends. And then one of my critique buddies suggested I read a particular book as a mentor text: The Camping Trip That Changed America, written by Barb Rosenstock.
Barb Rosenstock? Oh my goodness! She’s going to be at the WOW Retreat in July. I will get to meet this amazing nonfiction picture book writer. Better than that, I will get writing advice from her!
So I immediately got a copy of the book and, since this is Perfect Picture Book Friday, I decided to share it with all of you.
The Camping Trip That Changed America
Written by Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Reader (2012)
Themes: Conservation, National Parks
“Teedie and Johnnie didn’t have much in common—but they shared a love of the outdoors. They both loved a good story, too. And that was enough to change America.” Continue reading