When We Go Camping by Sally Sutton

When We Go Camping by Sally Sutton (Author), Cat Chapman (Illustrator)

Hardcover:           32 pages

Age Range:           3 – 7 years

Publisher:              Walker Books

When we go camping, we bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs, bang in the pegs. Guy ropes are tricky; they trip up our legs! Smacketty tappetty bopp-io.

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Roadworks, Demolition and Construction comes a rollicking read-aloud celebration of camping, perfect for sharing together on the family camping trip! The whole family are away – banging in pegs, fishing for dinner, and singing round the campfire! Hummetty strummetty squeak-io. With gorgeous watercolour art, and delightfully rhythmical refrains, this story captures all the fun, excitement and joy of being in the great outdoors!


“Sally Sutton’s rhythmic, rhyming narrative is irresistible, especially so those playful refrains that accompany every scenario so beautifully portrayed in Cat Chapman’s watercolours […]” * Red Reading Hub *

About the Author

Sally Sutton is the author of picture books Roadworks and Demolition, both illustrated by Brian Lovelock, and Farmer John’s Tractor, illustrated by Robyn Belton. She is also a playwright. Sally lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. Find her online at www.sallysutton.co.nz.

Cat Chapman gained a Bachelor of Design and worked as a wedding photographer, an English teacher in Japan and a designer before turning her hand to children’s illustration. She now works full-time chasing after her young son and illustrating books. Originally from rural Waikato, New Zealand, Cat now lives in Auckland. Find her online at catchapman.tumblr.com.