Jackie Walter - Picnic at the Park - Hachette Children's Group

Picnic at the Park

By Jackie Walter
Illustrated by Jem Maybank

  • Hardback
  • £11.99

Picture books that feature different family set-ups and emphasise family values

Logan has a new stepfamily. His dad has moved in with Emily and Freya's mum. They are all spending the weekend together but Logan would much rather be with his friends - but will a family picnic in the park be more fun than he thought?

This story features a step-family. It is part of the Family Days Out series, fun, humourous stories with bold illustrations and a range of family set-ups including two mums, two dads, a young carer and a step-family.

Biographical Notes

Jackie Walter (Author)
Jackie Walter has written and edited many books for children. She never gets tired of listening to and telling a good story. Jackie lives in Cornwall with her husband and young daughters.

Jem Maybank (Illustrator)
Jem illustrates from her studio in Leeds. But when she's not there, she likes to illustrate animals, hang out with her pet birds and go running by the canal where her houseboat is!

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445158983
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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