ISBN 9780062468413, 0062468413
Paperback | 40 pages
Now available in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors, former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager, a Today show correspondent, bring us an inspiring picture book about a girl who discovers that the wonder of the great outdoors is just as exciting as the World Wide Web. Marking the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service with the hardcover in 2016, the centennial celebration continues with this paperback edition!
Jane can’t wait for summer to start! She and her friends plan to score big on video games, have epic movie marathons, and rule the online world. Then Jane’s parents announce their Great American Road Trip—visiting national parks across the country. But Jane thinks the outdoors are boring! Who cares about swamps, deserts, and camping? Yet somewhere between the marshes of the Everglades and the mountains of Big Bend, she discovers her country is bigger, brighter, and more exciting than she ever imagined.
In Our Great Big Backyard, Jane and her family visit the Everglades, Big Bend National Park, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. Former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager have created a picture book that shares not only the importance of being outside and exploring our country, but how much fun it is. Even if outside is your own backyard, it can spark creativity and imagination more than any electronic world.