Once Upon a Picnic

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Candlewick Press, 1996 - Characters and characteristics in literature - 32 pages
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In this charming tale, a little boy's picnic becomes something special as the characters from famous fairy-tales, such as the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and the kids who live in a shoe, appear magically from the woods.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In this sequel to Once Upon a Time (1993), the bored little boy is on a picnic, during which he encounters many of the same fairy-tale characters (three bears, the bumbling witch, the giant, Red ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

John Prater is an artist who lives and teaches in Portsmouth, England. He taught school for many years before turning his full-time attention to writing and illustrating books for children. He first got the idea for his series of Baby Bear books when he became a grandfather. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, he gives frequent art demonstrations to school children throughout England.

Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.

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