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The Picnic at Squirrel Park by Rolla Donaghy

The Picnic at Squirrel Park

by Rolla Donaghy

24 pages
Where are the birds and flowers? Henry and Henrietta, field mice, find the fields are bare after October rain. This book is for children pre-K to Grade 2, and ESL. The story presents action words and concepts suited to beginning readers. Colorful illustrations encourage positive social interaction, curiosity and awareness of the environment.

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About the Book
Where are the flowers and the birds? What is happening in the park? A nature-themed book, The Picnic in Squirrel Park explains changes that occur when summer ends and the fall season begins. Field mice, Henry and Henrietta Hooper, view the fields after a rain storm and find no flowers. As they go on an adventure of discovery, a squirrel friend helps them discover new fun things.

A story to read to Pre-k and K, it is suitable for independent reading in Grade 1 and Grade 2 and ESL. The 800-word book introduces vocabulary about nature, and includes positive interpersonal and action words. Illustrations are colorful hand-drawn artwork, designed to encourage understanding and awareness of the environment.


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About the Author
Rolla Donaghy (Ed. D.) grew up in Canada where she studied music and theatre arts. She has worked as an elementary and pre-school educator in Toronto, Boston and Honolulu, with a specialty in school readiness and early learning skills. Her children's book contains illustrations by artist Angela Amato.



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