By: School Library Journal,
- December 15, 2011
"Bailey wants to go camping with his older brother and sister who are both Bunny Scouts. He wants to eat hot dogs, live in a tent, tell ghost stories, and fall asleep under the stars. Though his parents try to console him with other activities, nothing works until they create a special day of camping just for him. He spends the day under a blanket tent in the living room, eats hot dogs and roasts marshmallows in the kitchen, and swims and goes fishing in the bathtub. After going on a bear hunt and telling ghost stories to his parents, Bailey falls asleep in his own bed under his starry blanket. Katherine Kellgren narrates Kevin Henkes' story in a nicely modulated voice. Pleasant music and aptly chosen sound effects highlight this happy production. Page-turn signals are optional. Whether shared with a preschool group or read as a bedtime story, it is sure to leave children smiling."-School Library Journal
By: AudioFile Magazine,
- March 1, 2012
"Before going camping with the Scouts, Bailey's older brother and sister tell him he's too little to accompany them. Now Bailey is down in the dumps. Nothing his parents suggest appeases him-not even baseball or cookies. He mopes until his mom suggests that all the camping activities-from tenting to eating marshmallows-can happen right at home. Katherine Kellgren narrates purposefully, and her tone encourages young listeners to pore over Henkes's illustrations as the story unfolds. She gives personality to each family member-particularly to Bailey's superior older brother-and is especially emphatic as Bailey. Gentle background music and sound effects complete the production."