Our Great Big Backyard

Our Great Big Backyard

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"Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen. The stunning views open up her imagination as she and her brother see everything that nature has to offer. And the more Jane discovers, the more she realizes how much there is to love about the outdoors--whether she's in a national park across the country or right in her own backyard."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9780062468352
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.

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wildct2003
Sep 01, 2017

Fun adventure story. Look for "hidden" initials and numbers in the book.

LPL_LindaC Jun 15, 2016

Another delightful book by former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush Hager. The main character, Jane, has her summer all planned-playing video games with her friends and enjoying endless Wi-Fi. When her parents announce that they are going to spend the summer on a road trip, Jane is definitely not happy. Always looking at her ipad, Jane misses many amazing sites of nature. Big Bend National Park in Texas finally grabs her attention when a meteor shower lights up the night sky. From then on, Jane is hooked. With her tablet packed away she discovers the joy and excitement of the great outdoors. This is a fitting tribute to the centennial celebration of one of our most precious treasures, our national parks!

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