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Bailey goes camping


Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, ©2011.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (approximately 11 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm)
General Note:
Compact disc.

Track 1, narration with page turn signals; Track 2, narration with no page turn signals.

Book originally published: New York : Greenwillow Books, ©1985. 1st ed.
Track 1: 5:14, narration with page turn signals -- track 2: 4:56, narration with no page turn signals.
Bailey is too young to go camping with the Bunny Scouts, but his parents take him on a special camping trip--in the house.
Reading Level:
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 43604.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.8 1 Quiz: 00869 Guided reading level: H.


Call Number

On Order



Bruce and Betty were going camping. Bailey had to stay home. "You're too little," said his brother. "You can go in a few years," said his sister. But Bailey didn't want to wait. And, with the help of Mama and Papa, Bailey went camping right where he was!

Author Notes

Kevin Henkes was born in Racine, Wis. in 1960 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. One of four children in his family, Henkes grew up with aspirations of being an artist. As a junior in high school, one of Henkes's teachers awakened his interest in writing. Falling in love with both writing and drawing, Henkes realized that he could do both at the same time as a children's book author and illustrator.

At the age of 19, Henkes went to New York City to get his first book, All Alone, published. Since that time, he has written and illustrated dozens of picture books including Chrysanthemum, Protecting Marie, and A Weekend with Wendell. A recurring character in several of Henkes's books is Lily, an outrageous, yet delightful, individualist. Lily finds herself the center of attention in the books Chester's Way, Julius, the Baby of the World, and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse.

A Weekend With Wendell was named Children's Choice Book by the Children's Book Council in 1986. He recieved the Elizabeth Burr Award for Words of Stone in 1993. Owen was named a Caldicott Honor in 1994. The Year of Billy Miller was named a Newbery Honor book in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-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 (Greenwillow, 1985) 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.-Mary Jean Smith, formerly Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Baily doesn't get to go on the trip with his older brother and sister, but discovers that some of camping's pleasures can be had at home. Ages 2-6. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved