One Day I Went Rambling by Kelly Bennett

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When Zane goes rambling, his friends call him crazy and refuse to play along. When he finds a shining star, it doesn't bother him when his friends try to tell him it's just a hubcap. Undaunted, Zane uses his finds to create a secret project that piques his friends' curiosity. After watching him ramble around the neighborhood, finding magic in the ordinary, his friends are eventually drawn into his imaginative game. Through the book's art, attentive readers will see that Zane is using his finds to create a pirate ship, and once his friends realize what he's up to, even the most skeptical realists join the fun and sail the afternoon away. Zane's imagination sees the cowpoke's lasso in a piece of vine, the pirate's golden ring in an old pop top, and many other treasures that have been stolen from today's children by electronic entertainment. Rambling enforces the joy of imaginative play.

About Kelly Bennett

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Kelly Bennett is the author of many books for children, including Not Norman: A GoldfishStory. Kelly Bennett lives in Houston, Texas.Paul Meisel is the illustrator of Harriet's Had Enough! by Elissa Haden Guest, What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room? by Michael Elsohn Ross, Dear Baby by Sarah Sullivan, and many other books, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor-winning See Me Run. Paul Meisel lives in Newtown, Connecticut.
Published April 28, 2012 by Bright Sky Press. 24 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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A young collector repurposes found junk, bringing his scoffing peers along on a flight of fancy.

Mar 01 2012 | Read Full Review of One Day I Went Rambling

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In the end, all the kids gather together to build a pirate ship and “explore the world together, finding adventure along the way.” “Ahoy Mates, time’s a-wasting.

Jun 07 2012 | Read Full Review of One Day I Went Rambling

Portland Book Review

In her new book One Day I Went Rambling, author Kelly Bennett celebrates young ones who look at the world around them with magic in their eyes.

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