The Most Perfect Spot by Diane Goode

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Experience a picnic in the park with Mama and Jack, where nothing seems to go right, but fun is had by all – and a little dog joins the family.

With "And then, who knows why..." as the cheerful refrain, Diane Goode tells how a boy's plan to give his mother a perfect picnic in the park goes hilariously awry. Kids will spot the little dog who's the cause of the mischief on every spread, making the refrain even more fun! Without preaching, this visual adventure shows that you can be happy even when things don't go just right. And the large, animated scenes picture all the fun with an expressive, lively line and inviting color

 

About Diane Goode

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Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books including?"When I Was Young in the Mountains" by Cynthia Rylant, a Caldecott Honor Book.?She is also the illustrator of "President Pennybaker" and "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" both by Kate Feiffer and "Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva, "?"Louise the Big Cheese and the La Di Da Shoes" and "Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-School Smarty Pants "by Elise Primavera.? She lives and works in Watchung, NJ with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy.?Visit her at www.dianegoode.com
 
Published May 1, 2006 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A little boy and his mother search for the perfect “spot” for their picnic—and eventually find it.

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Accompanied by a beguiling but boisterous dachshund named Zaza, the kids take to the streets, cheerfully oblivious to the chaos Zaza creates in their wake.

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PW's starred review said that this companion to Where's Our Mama?, about two Parisian children and their chaos-causing dachshund, ""will leave young readers chuckling and everyone else clucking an appreciative ooh-la-la."" Ages 4-8.

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The earnest young protagonist of Goode's (When I Was Young in the Mountains ) tale immediately endears himself to readers as he brings his mother breakfast in bed, along with a card stating, "I know the most perfect spot for a picnic."

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