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The Teddy Bears' Picnic Board Book and Tape
Jerry Garcia
0694700991
January 1999
Audio
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From School Library Journal
PreS. The large, immediate illustrations and bold text will attract young audiences to this printed version of a popular song. However, while the bears resemble stuffed toys, they are life-size and lifeless. The illustrations are flat and two dimensional. Their static nature diminishes the charm of the song and is at odds with the magical premise of the tale. The attached cassette is good reason to buy this package. Its jaunty folk rhythms and banjo picking are easy to listen to over and over again. Playing the tape while looking at the book helps liven up the reading experience. The bears do fun things on this picnic, but they don't appear to be having a good time.?Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MICopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Low-Carb Barbecue Book : Over 200 Recipes for the Grill and Picnic Table
Dana Carpender
159233055X
April 4, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Everyone is eating low-carb these days, and grilling is an easy way to make your protein-focused meals delicious. The problem is that most marinades and sauces are full of sugar. Dana Carpender comes to the rescue with over 200 low-carb recipes perfect for backyard picnics and barbecues, from meats and side dishes to cocktails and desserts. This book also features all-new recipes for condiments, sauces, and marinades that can replace the sugar-laden store-bought varieties and allow the low-carber to enjoy previously forbidden foods.

About the Author
Dana Carpender is the best-selling author of 500 Low-Carb Recipes, which has sold 100,000 copies in less than a year, as well as the just-released How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost Forty Pounds, Revised and Expanded Edition...


A Perfect Picnic
Sarah Albee
1403710449
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
It’s a perfect day for a spring picnic and everyone on Sesame Street is invited. But–oh no–the beautiful flowers make Bert sneeze! Ants march off with some of the goodies! A baseball lands–splat!–in the dessert and some bicycle racers zoom through, making a mess. And of course it begins to rain–but that’s okay, because, as Bert points out, without rain it just wouldn’t be spring! A rollicking, rhyming romp from start to finish. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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It?s a perfect day for a spring picnic and everyone on Sesame Street is invited. But?oh no?the beautiful flowers make Bert sneeze! Ants march off with some of the goodies! A baseball lands?splat!?in the dessert and some bicycle...


Dora's Picnic (Ready-to-Read Series)
Christine Ricci
068985238X
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Level 1: Starting to Read• Simple stories• Increased vocabulary• Longer sentencesDora and her friends are going to a picnic at Play Park. What will everyone bring?

Card catalog description
Dora and her animal friends all contribute something to bring to a picnic at Play Park. Features rebuses.


A Picnic with Monet
Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober
0811840468
July 1, 2003
Board book
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Book Description
This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. In A Picnic with Monet, Claude Monet's light-filled paintings take children on an enchanted picnic in the countryside. This board book is a fun introduction ot art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!

Card catalog description
Provides a simple introduction to the work of French artist Claude Monet, featuring his Impressionist paintings of city and country scenes.

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A Return to Family Picnics
Russell Cronkhite
1590521404
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If Good Day for a Picnic (reviewed above) suggests yuppified fare fit for blue state latte drinkers, Cronkhite's follow-up to A Return to Sunday Dinner is its red state doppelgänger, with recipes like Heavenly Deviled Eggs and Country Fair Corn. In an introduction, the author, former executive chef at Blair House, the presidential guest house, traces the history of eating outdoors with all the vivacity of a textbook. Some readers may be turned off by the saccharine quotes arranged like embroidered samplers and the author's constant appeals to patriotic reverence. ("Is anything more American than chocolate chip cookies?"; "Soda and ice cream—what could be more American!") Many of these recipes seem unsuited to outdoor eating, either because they're difficult to transport farther than the backyard (e.g.,...


Bears' Picnic (I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series)
Stan Berenstain Berenstain
0394800419
August 1966
Hardcover
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Review
"Simple, rhyming text provides good practice for easy reading."--Kirkus.  

Review
"Simple, rhyming text provides good practice for easy reading."--Kirkus.  

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The Devil's Picnic
Taras Grescoe
1582344299
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This detailed chef's tour of prohibited pleasures for the palate, from Norwegian moonshine and Bolivian coca leaves to Spanish bull testicles, is laced with magnificent descriptions—some mouthwatering, others quite repulsive. Grescoe (Sacre Blues: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec) uses food as a pretext to lead readers on a heady quest to corroborate the libertarian principle of free will. Through his well-researched history lessons, readers learn of the birth and evolution of nine different foodstuffs, and the politics behind their prohibition. Grescoe paints colorful portraits of contemporary cultures by walking the land, sampling the fare and providing firsthand interviews with various food experts: aficionados, suppliers and officials charged with enforcing interdiction. His narrative makes a...


Teddy Bears' Picnic
Jimmy Kennedy
0689835302
May 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The only missing ingredient here are the obligatory ants, in this cheery animation of the lyrics to John Bratton's lilting 1907 song. Various bear families are seen bustling about Kozikowski's cozy cottages in preparation for the outing. After trekking across an inviting, patchwork-quilt landscape, the hungry bruins arrive at a pine-framed glade and spread out a lavish repast. Badminton and butterfly catching are among the day's pursuits, until "at six o'clock their mommies and daddies will take them home to bed." Providing extra fun are the alternating cut-out half pages, as children can truly view "both sides of the situation." Though the artist's sparkling colors and intricate details create an amiable impression overall, the book doesn't quite measure up to its beguiling source--a certain flatness creeps in,...


The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic : A "Walk" in Austin (Crown Journeys)
Kinky Friedman
1400050707
October 5, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A good travelogue conveys a sense of place while pointing the reader towards interesting activities, destinations, places to eat and the like. A great travelogue does all this, but it also stands alone as an enjoyable read, regardless of the reader’s travel plans. This quirky tour of Austin, Tex., delivers the whole enchilada. Friedman (Armadillos & Old Lace, etc.), novelist and founder of the band Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, is not what most people would think of as a typical Texan. When he suggests what car to buy to fit in (either a pickup or a Cadillac will do), he proclaims, "I myself drive a Yom Kippur Clipper. That’s a Jewish Cadillac—stops on a dime and picks it up." But this attitude gives Friedman the perfect perspective from which to narrate a journey through his city. His...


The Berry Best Friends' Picnic
Jackie Glassman
0448431343
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
To have the berry best picnic ever, Strawberry Shortcake and her friends need a little help-from one another! Each friend is going to make a special treat, but the kids soon learn that they can't do it without sharing ingredients. Sharing turns the picnic into a sweet success for all! Illustrated by Lisa Workman.

Card catalog description
When Strawberry and her friends prepare treats for a picnic they have to share ingredients with one another.


A Picnic in October
Eve Bunting
0152050655
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A contemporary Italian-American family living in New York City makes its annual pilgrimage to Liberty Island to celebrate the birthday of the Statue of Liberty in this poignant picture book. Young Mike thinks a picnic in blustery October is just plain dumb ("Why do we always have to do this?"); he's embarrassed by his grandparents' unflagging enthusiasm for this outing. But when Mike observes a family of new Americans who have also come to pay their respects to Lady Liberty, he gains insight into this symbol of freedom--and his Italian grandparents' gratitude at arriving in the United States. Bunting's (So Far from the Sea) patriotic story includes several hallmarks of now-familiar immigrant stories but never grows soppy, due in large part to Mike's lightly irreverent voice. Carpenter (Twinnies, with Bunting)...


Picnic: Little Kippers
Mick Inkpen
0152163190
April 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K-Cuddly Kipper pairs with another canine friend, Tiger, for challenges leading to happy endings in both of these trim tales. In Picnic, the pals encounter rowdy pigs, hungry ants, and wasps before finally settling on an all-apple lunch. The scenes for Thing! are more interesting and humorous, although enterprising readers may be disappointed if they try to reenact the activities. In both stories, loose ends are neatly tied up. Inkpen's language and rhythm sometimes mimic A. A. Milne, attaining a quaint tempo. The illustrations are precious as always, with rounded cartoon figures that always appear to be on the verge of smiling.Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
A few...


Good Day for a Picnic : Simple Food That Travels Well
Jeremy Jackson
0060726806
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this collection of pleasant enough recipes, Jackson (The Cornbread Book) takes one of our most enduring leisure activities and complicates it absurdly. His aggressively quirky introduction starts with the observation that any food eaten outside will taste better than when eaten indoors. Fair enough, but doesn't that make a book of specially devised picnic foods counterintuitive? Jackson goes on to recommend concoctions like Sekanjabin, a Mideastern sweet and sour drink made with vinegar and mint, and Crepes Stuffed with Chard, Feta, Pine Nuts, and Golden Raisins. Neither would fare well when stashed in a knapsack slung over the shoulder as one heads into the great outdoors. Many of these dishes are meant to be served warm, like Cornsommé, a soup made of a single shallot, three ears of corn and a few...


Bing: Go Picnic
Ted Dewan
0385750560
February 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreS - These small, easy-to-handle picture books feature a black bunny wearing striped overalls and his stuffed-toy sidekick, Flop. In the first title, the energetic duo pack items for an outdoor picnic, which eventually gets rained out. In the second, they turn on a music player and experiment with makeshift instruments such as keys that go "jingle jing." After Bing inadvertently smashes the music player, the friends resort to singing instead. Visually, these titles are invigorating. Bright colors, white backgrounds, and black text are combined for dynamic effect. The typeface changes in size, style, and boldness, and isn't always square on the page. Unfortunately, both story lines are marginal and use repetitive phrasing. The books end with similar phrases, "Go Picnic. It's a Bing Thing" and "Making music....


Picnics and Peace
Allison Gappa Bottke
078143971X
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Naturally your kids would never become jealous or insecure around others who are different from them. Okay, let's have a reality check. We know that every kid is born iwth a natural tendency to be judgmental sometimes about people who are different. But thankfully--they don't have to stay that way. God allows U-turns for Kids books help kids make a real U-turn away from negative behaviors like seeking security only within thier own comfort zone toward Spirit-filled living and a life of encompassing love for His people. In Picnics and Peace, kids will relate to Jessie's efforts to reach beyond her own comfort to learn to play with her brother's new friend. Parents will love the interactive storytelling and being able to effectively communicate the third fruit of the Spirit: Peace! Faith Kidz has created a series to...


PICNICS OF PROVENCE : FRENCH COUNTRY-STYLE PICNICS TO ENJOY AT HOME OR ABROAD
Craig Pyes
0671785362


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The Sunny Patch Friend's Picnic
David Kirk
0448438305
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Sunny Patch Friends are having a picnic! Join in the fun as they eat yummy treats, discover a rainbow, and sing and dance in the meadow!


The Urban Picnic
John Burns
1551521555
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For urban hipsters determined to enjoy their Apple Polenta Flan al fresco, Burns and Caton have devised a winning tribute to the many sybaritic joys of dining outdoors. The giddy authors begin this lighthearted book with a history of such parties, noting that the earliest recorded use of the word "pic-nic" in English comes from England's Lord Chesterfield, who mentioned it in a letter in the 1740s. The authors have separated the menus into 21 categories for all manner of picnicking scenarios: Kids, Beach, Backpack, Spectator Sports, Winter, Afternoon Tea, On the Water, Hotel and the venerable "Hipnic" among them. What's more, they take care to include enticing vegetarian options. While some of the more than 200 offerings (many contributed by well-known chefs like Nigella Lawson, James McNair and Bob Blumer) might...


Picnics
David Herbert
1840913584
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
It’s long been the preferred venue of children and romantics—and no wonder: picnics are adventures. They’re also the perfect solution for active lives. Picnics includes more than 100 mouthwatering recipes as well as tips for preparing and packing food so it looks as delicious when you take it out of the wrapper as it did when you put it in.


Teddy Bears' Picnic
Jimmy Kennedy
0805068538
May 2002
Board Book
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From Publishers Weekly
A boy joins the bears for a magical forest feast in the board book edition of The Teddy Bears' Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy, illus. by Michael Hague. Ages 4-7.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-- No surprises here. The ursine stars of this popular nonsense ditty provide plenty of opportunity for Hague to draw his favorite subjects. In a fairly literal interpretation of the lyrics, he shows lots of teddy bears, in various shapes, sizes, and degrees of cuteness, heading into an autumnal wood to cavort well beyond the watchful eyes of their human owners. Children will not fail to miss the one curious child who follows his own teddy to the picnic site, since he is the one creature whose pale visage and upright posture...


Mr. Busy
Roger Hargreaves
0613262328
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
No collection is complete without the latest adorable additions to the ever-popular, always brimming with personality, Mr. Men and Little Miss family.

When Mr. Busy whips up a picnic for Mr. Slow and himself, it's a recipe for disaster! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Picnic, Lightning (Pitt Poetry Series)
Billy Collins
0822956705
March 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In these playful, conversational poems, Billy Collins immerses us in the minutiae of a life--cow viewing, parsley chopping, "buzzing around on espresso"--and restores a sense of wonder. In a voice half confessional, half avuncular, he takes us by the hand and shares his deepest secrets. Whether shoveling snow with the Buddha, releasing Emily Dickinson from her corsets, spoofing Auden and Wordsworth, or putting words in the mouths of Victoria's Secret models ("So what if I am wearing nothing / but this stretch panne velvet bodysuit ... Do you have a problem with that?!"), Collins is a pure delight. In one of several poems in which jazz figures prominently, he amusingly considers well-known but ne'er-acknowledged facial expressions such as "the languorous droop," "pained ...


Teddy Bears' Picnic
Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)
0694011827
April 1998
Board Book
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From School Library Journal
PreS. The large, immediate illustrations and bold text will attract young audiences to this printed version of a popular song. However, while the bears resemble stuffed toys, they are life-size and lifeless. The illustrations are flat and two dimensional. Their static nature diminishes the charm of the song and is at odds with the magical premise of the tale. The attached cassette is good reason to buy this package. Its jaunty folk rhythms and banjo picking are easy to listen to over and over again. Playing the tape while looking at the book helps liven up the reading experience. The bears do fun things on this picnic, but they don't appear to be having a good time.?Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MICopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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