Herman's Vacation by Tom PercivalHerman's Vacation by Tom Percival

Herman's Vacation

byTom Percival

Picture Books | April 26, 2016

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Herman and Henry, best friends forever, are camping in the great outdoors--and they couldn't be having more fun! Well, at least Herman is enjoying all of the tent building, marshmallow roasting, and postcard writing. Henry doesn't quite seem to get the hang of any of it.

Herman hates seeing his best friend so sad. So he decides to plot a very secret, very special surprise and do whatever it takes to make sure Henry has the best vacation ever!

This fabulously funny story about friends who stick together is chronicled through vibrant illustrations and lift-the-flaps.

Awards for Herman's Letter
A Winter 2014-2015 Kids' Indie Next Pick

Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of two other lift-the-flap stories, Herman's Letter and Bubble Trouble. He writes and illustrates picture books in his native United Kingdom, where he lives in a town called Stroud with his family. tom-percival.com
Title:Herman's VacationFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.91 × 11.1 × 0.34 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619639904

ISBN - 13:9781619639904


Editorial Reviews

"Percival inserts loads of funny details in his warm-toned, cartoonish illustrations . . . Little ones willing to suspend their disbelief will appreciate this silly forest frolic." - Booklist"Percival's cartoonlike illustrations keep the story moving." -Kirkus Reviews"Beautifully illustrated story about the sacrifices and compromises of friendship. The details in the drawings add humor and heart . . . . A goofy and fun picture book." -School Library Journal"Hibernation, dedication and one long-distance friendship that will never be forgotten: a must-have when a friend moves away." -Kirkus Reviews on HERMAN'S LETTER"Filled with amusing details, the dynamic artwork fuels the text with action and humor, and lift-the-flap letters add an appealing interactive element. This book proves that true friendship endures despite distance and duress." -School Library Journal on HERMAN'S LETTER"Percival uses lift-the-flap letters to give concrete reality to the friends' correspondence, and his portrayal of Herman's vulnerability is touching and funny." -Publishers Weekly on HERMAN'S LETTER"The story's emotional content will resonate with any child whose friend has moved away, and the cartoon-like journey sequence is entertaining on its own. Colorful and expressive, Percival's illustrations have plenty of kid appeal . . . This offbeat, gently amusing fantasy is recommended for larger collections." -Booklist on HERMAN'S LETTER