The Great Indoors

By: Julie Falatko

Illustrator: Ruth Chan

When the humans head out to go camping, the animals settle in for a relaxing holiday of their own! Teen bear takes over the bathroom with her curling iron, the beavers prepare their fanciest recipes, and the deer kick up their feet for a dance party. What starts as a little unwinding soon escalates to a big mess, just in time for everyone to head home. . .

Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781368000833

JLG Release: Aug 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Vacations , Forest animals , Camping , Humorous stories

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The tables are turned in this mischievous comedy about the highs and lows of camping. As a camper van full of humans drives away from a house, two bears in the front yard come out of hiding: the coast is clear. Father, mother, and teenage bear—soon followed by beaver, deer, and skunk families—waltz in, luggage and groceries in hand, looking for The tables are turned in this mischievous comedy about the highs and lows of camping. As a camper van full of humans drives away from a house, two bears in the front yard come out of hiding: the coast is clear. Father, mother, and teenage bear—soon followed by beaver, deer, and skunk families—waltz in, luggage and groceries in hand, looking forward to the “most relaxing week of the year.” The deer bring a karaoke machine and disco ball; the beavers take over the kitchen; the skunks take advantage of the cellphone reception; and the bears lounge about (though the teen prefers primping in the bathroom). The animals’ week of excess and crowded quarters, however, leads to discord and chaos, with everyone eventually realizing that “the great indoors is too much work.” They pack up and head out, cheerfully promising to return next year. Chan’s cartoon illustrations are playful and expressive, and the mostly dark-brown forest animals stand out against primarily pastel-colored backgrounds. Chan gives human hairdos to some of the creatures—father bear has a comb-over—and plays up the outlandish humor inherent in forest creatures vacationing indoors. The story stops just short of the human family members’ discovery of the wreckage by showing them on the doorstep, happy to be home, tantalizingly leaving their presumed shock and dismay to readers’ imaginations.

Book Details

ISBN

9781368000833

First Release

August 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.6; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level AD530L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Disney-Hyperion

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Vacations, Forest animals, Camping, Humorous stories,

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