Up The Creek by Nicholas OldlandUp The Creek by Nicholas Oldland

Up The Creek

byNicholas Oldland

Picture Books | April 4, 2017

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?There once was a bear, a moose and a beaver who were the best of friends, though they often disagreed.? So when the three friends go canoeing together one sunny day, it doesn't take long for them to start quarreling with one another. First, they can't decide who should get to steer the canoe. Later, they debate how best to get across a beaver dam that blocks their way. But when they can't agree on the proper course for maneuvering through the white-water rapids they suddenly find themselves in, the consequences become truly perilous. It takes a long, uncomfortable night spent stranded on a rock to remind the bear, the moose and the beaver what they often forget: everything turns out better when they work together as a team.

As with his other popular books in the Life in the Wild series, featuring these three lovable animal characters, author-illustrator Nicholas Oldland has created a funny romp of a picture book adventure for young children that will be a favorite choice in the classroom. Oldland's distinctive, simple and playful artwork tells much of the tale on its own, with lots of visual humor in the characters' facial expressions and the numerous asides throughout. At its core, this is a fun, contemporary fable that champions the importance of teamwork, cooperation and communication while also promoting the joys to be found in nature, specifically the wilder parts of the outdoors. This book could serve as an introduction to discussions on animals and their environments in the early grades as well.
Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount A...
Title:Up The CreekFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.12 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:177138798X

ISBN - 13:9781771387989


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read A wonderful story about friendship and teamwork that will entertain and educate your young ones for many years to come.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute books This series is great and the kids love it! They call it silly friendship stories.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Series for Our Little One We received this book as a baby shower gift and my outdoors loving husband and I quickly fell in love with them. The writing is not too childish so it will grow with the kids for years to come. I also love that you can get coordinating pjs from Little Blue House to match the characters in the book!
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Story A fun storybook for bedtime reading.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Importance of friendship Another great moral tale of friendship and pulling together. My children love these stories because of the familiar characters and illustrations.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hit with the kids! Bought this book in 2014 for my niece and nephews ages 8,6 and 4. All three of them absolutely loved the book, especially for the humour. Just saw the kids last week (almost 2 years later) and when asked if they remembered the book, they retold the story but could barely get out the words with all the giggling! Wonderful series - just bought two more in the series for the same family.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another excellent book This series is great and the kids love it!
Date published: 2013-10-03

Editorial Reviews

It's seriously goofy and at times even silly, but still we can't get enough of this book.-Globe and Mail