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The Not So Great Outdoors

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Ngly accompanies her family on a summer camping trip missing all the sublime sights right under her nose as she longs for the lights and stimulation of the city But as she explores forests lakes and mountains and encounters bears beavers and caribou she slowly comes to r. The little girl in this story hates nature She wants her WiFi and her electricity and she doens't see what the big point of this all isThis is a cute book that starts out juxtaposition what nature has with what the little girl claims it doesn't have In one example she says talks about missing the lights of the city while above her is the aurora borealis Gradually it all wears on her and she realizes what a stunning place the outdoors isFun to look at the pictures as and of nature appears around herThanks to Netwally for making this book available for an honest review

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Ealize that the simpler things are just as sparkly that the sky is its own majestic light show and the symphony is all around The Not So Great Outdoors is a humorous and richly imagined reminder of the beauty and magic that can be found away from the city and our screens. This was a really cute picture book that offers a lot if you take the time to take it in A girl is not excited to be going into the not so great outdoors with her family What’s wrong with staying in the city There’s nothing to do outdoors nothing to see not as much fun to be had or is thereI loved how the illustrations in this book contradicted the text offering little secrets to readers who take the time to enjoy them And I love the way we get to watch the girl slowly start enjoying her vacation with her family joining in on the fun rather than sitting out I can see this book being a hit with readers who love the outdoors and immediately pick up on all the things the girl is missing I think it might help readers who prefer to stay indoors too as it shows them that there are things to see and adventures to be had in the great outdoors if they are willing to open their eyes and mindsFinal verdict I loved it I thought this book was great I might buy it for myself and I would definitely recommend it to others Review originally posted on my blog PidginPea's Book Nook Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy My reviews are honest and my opinions are my own; your reading experience may vary so give it a read and see what you think   Milka light show and the symphony is all around The Not So Great Outdoors is a humorous and richly imagined reminder of the beauty and magic that can be found away from the city and our screens. This was a really cute picture book that offers a MES CHOCOLATS lot if you take the time to take it in A girl is not excited to be going into the not so great outdoors with her family What’s wrong with staying in the city There’s nothing to do outdoors nothing to see not as much fun to be had or is thereI Coffret Nestlé Cuisine à 4 mains: Parents et enfants, à chacun sa mission ! loved how the illustrations in this book contradicted the text offering Envies - chocolat little secrets to readers who take the time to enjoy them And I Cacao. De la fève à la tablette love the way we get to watch the girl slowly start enjoying her vacation with her family joining in on the fun rather than sitting out I can see this book being a hit with readers who Le savoir-vivre du chocolat : 100 recettes classiques et gourmandes love the outdoors and immediately pick up on all the things the girl is missing I think it might help readers who prefer to stay indoors too as it shows them that there are things to see and adventures to be had in the great outdoors if they are willing to open their eyes and mindsFinal verdict I Autour d'un chocolat chaud : Coffret livre + mug loved it I thought this book was great I might buy it for myself and I would definitely recommend it to others Review originally posted on my blog PidginPea's Book Nook Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy My reviews are honest and my opinions are my own; your reading experience may vary so give it a read and see what you think  

Madeline Kloepper Þ 1 REVIEW

A reluctant camper discovers that the not so great outdoors can be just as exciting as screens and skyscrapers in this playful picture book celebration of the pleasures of unplugging and embracing natureWhat's so great about the great outdoors A grumpy urban kid begrudgi. This is a relatable story about a young girl who gets dragged off on a family trip for some camping and sightseeing in nature At first she doesn't want to go and she keeps comparing the great outdoors with her urban home Eventually though the sight of some bears at the side of the road intrigues her and she comes to realize that the wonders offered by nature can be just as interesting as the ones created by humansI don't know that I loved the illustrations but there's plenty to look at in them and they help tell the story well I think it's the rough looking style that's giving me pause The details are fun thoughOverall this is a decent picture book about the value of setting aside technology and city life for a simpler experience of being in nature at least for a little while I think many kids will be able to relate to having to go on a trip that they aren't that excited about only to find out that it's kind of fun after all Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books NY for providing a digital ARC


10 thoughts on “The Not So Great Outdoors

  1. says:

    This is a relatable story about a young girl who gets dragged off on a family trip for some camping and sightseeing in nature At first she doesn't want to go and she keeps comparing the great outdoors with her urban home Eventually though the sight of some bears at the side of the road intrigues her and she comes to realize that the wonders offered by nature can be just as interesting as the ones created by humansI don't know that I loved the illustrations but there's plenty to look at in them and they help tell the story well I think it's the rough looking style that's giving me pause The details are fun thoughOverall this is a decent picture book about the value of setting aside technology and city life for a simpler experience of being in nature at least for a little while I think many kids will be able to relate to having to go on a trip that they aren't that excited about only to find out that it's kind of fun after all Thank you to NetGalley and Tundra Books NY for providing a digital ARC


  2. says:

    A young girl is distinctly unenthusiastic about her family's camping trip in the not so great outdoors in this entertaining and ultimately heartwarming picture book from Canadian authorillustrator Madeline Kloepper The first half of the book chronicles the shortcomings of nature no electricity no fountains or sculptures no playgrounds as understood by the girl but after a bear sighting she starts to become open to the beauty and wonder of the world around her ending on a positive noteKloepper has illustrated a number of other picture books but The Not So Great Outdoors marks her debut as both author and artist I found her simple text humorous and true to life for some children I loved outdoor adventures as a kid but had some friends who would have considered camping an unbearable experience while the artwork was colorful and expressive The overall book design here put me in mind of the London based Flying Eye Books which is high praise indeed Recommended to reluctant young campers or city kids who imagine that everything they could ever need is already around them


  3. says:

    Good one Showing a young girl who doesn’t seem to know how to enjoy the outdoors seeing only the negative aspect of it and then switch and finally learn to enjoy it A bit predictable of course but what I like was the aspect of explaining and opening a dialogue with children about how to enjoy the outdoors I saw that way too many times in my neighborhood Kids getting outdoors and just standing there talking not knowing what to do and it’s a very sad think to see So I think that talking about it is a good idea God job


  4. says:

    While the narrator grumbles about being out in nature readers can appreciate all the beauty and wonder she is missing out on thanks to the gorgeous illustrations in this book Will our young curmudgeon get out of her read and start enjoying her surroundings? Read this book and find out


  5. says:

    The little girl in this story hates nature She wants her WiFi and her electricity and she doens't see what the big point of this all isThis is a cute book that starts out juxtaposition what nature has with what the little girl claims it doesn't have In one example she says talks about missing the lights of the city while above her is the aurora borealis Gradually it all wears on her and she realizes what a stunning place the outdoors isFun to look at the pictures as and of nature appears around herThanks to Netwally for making this book available for an honest review


  6. says:

    A city girl is reluctantly dragged on a family vacation in the great outdoors and finally after much complaining she realizes there are good things to be found in the wilderness just as there are different good things in the city I suppose school age kids will be able to relate to her grumpiness but the simple text seems aimed at younger children The illustrations have an outsider art vibe that is appropriate to the story but didn't really wow me Young children will have fun finding clues in the illustrations that contradict the girl's complaints


  7. says:

    This story is very apropos to many of today's younger generation Very good book The illustrations could have been better but no big deal


  8. says:

    This was a really cute picture book that offers a lot if you take the time to take it in A girl is not excited to be going into the not so great outdoors with her family What’s wrong with staying in the city?? There’s nothing to do outdoors nothing to see not as much fun to be had or is there?I loved how the illustrations in this book contradicted the text offering little secrets to readers who take the time to enjoy them And I love the way we get to watch the girl slowly start enjoying her vacation with her family joining in on the fun rather than sitting out I can see this book being a hit with readers who love the outdoors and immediately pick up on all the things the girl is missing I think it might help readers who prefer to stay indoors too as it shows them that there are things to see and adventures to be had in the great outdoors if they are willing to open their eyes and mindsFinal verdict I loved it I thought this book was great I might buy it for myself and I would definitely recommend it to others Review originally posted on my blog PidginPea's Book Nook Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy My reviews are honest and my opinions are my own; your reading experience may vary so give it a read and see what you think  


  9. says:

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaway in exchange for an honest review This is a great book for summer about a city kid learning to appreciate the outdoors We follow a young girl who’s upset at the beginning of the book that her family is leaving the city for a vacation camping in the outdoors She doesn’t see why they need to leave the city to “venture into the great outdoors” where there’s no electricity no playground and no city lights Of course along the way she learns to appreciate the outdoors We see this happen with a great juxtaposition between what she’s starting to see outdoors verses what she was missing about the city For example we see her kayaking and looking at beaver dam while saying “the construction workers here are pretty good at rerouting traffic” Also saying the skyline “isn’t too shabby” while looking at the sunset This is great for any kid who doesn’t want to leave the house and play outside My 6 year old son likes the outdoors so he didn’t understand why the main character didn’t like it but he understood the point of the story by the end when he told me “see she should know the outdoors are cool”


  10. says:

    An indoorsy city kid eventually changes her opinion about camping The illustrations depicting this simple story are contemporary and pretty but what really stands out about this book is the gasp interracial family Dad is white and everyone else is brown Shocking in the children's literature world which tends towards the conservative side Best of all the different skin tones of the family in this story has no bearing whatsoever on the plot like the perfectly normal thingreflection of modern society that it is making this rather ordinary story about being dragged along on your parents' idea of a fun vacation and finding yourself having fun despite yourself somehow groundbreaking a descendant of Ezra Jack Keat's classic Snowy Day


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