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Outdoor Activities and Recreation, Siblings
Bailey wants to do everything his older brother and sister do, but he is too young to join them on their upcoming Bunny Scouts camping trip. The loving siblings don't want to rub it in — they try telling Bailey that fishing, sleeping in a tent, eating hot dogs, and toasting marshmallows aren't all they're cracked up to be. But Bailey won't be comforted. Then his parents have an idea. They can share in all the exciting camping activities — at home! The resulting expedition is a warm celebration of family love and the power of imagination. Award-winning author/illustrator Kevin Henkes, whose mouse characters bound through the pages of such favorite books as Chrysanthemum and Chester's Way, turns to bunnies this time to tell a gentle, realistic tale. Depicted in soft, watercolor and pencil illustrations, his very human rabbits illuminate the story of a family that finds an innovative way for everyone to be included.