Alison Farrell The Hike Books For Kindergarten

Last updated date: September 15, 2021

DWYM Score

8.7

Alison Farrell The Hike Books For Kindergarten

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We looked at the top Books For Kindergarteners and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Book For Kindergarteners you should buy.

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 13 expert reviews, the Alison Farrell The Hike placed 6th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Hike is a plucky and sweet adventure story about three intrepid young female explorers who set out to conquer the outdoors in their local forest. This spirited picture book is filled with lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world, coupled with a fun narrative. Features a glossary and scientific backmatter. Includes a sketchbook by one of the characters that highlights discoveries the girls make along the trail. Abundant labels throughout for learning about various plants and animals. The Hike celebrates how fun and rewarding it is to explore nature in your own backyard! This book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers in preschool and kindergarten.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.0
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
1,184 user reviews

What experts liked

My 2 year old loves this book. She requests it daily. Last weekend we took a hike as a family and she loved spotting some of the same things in the book like snowberries, chipmunks, banana slugs, etc. The illustrations are excellent. I feel like we discover new things every time we read it.
- Good Reads
The flora and fauna of their Western woodland are labeled on each spread, and views of the children’s sketches share more of the experience with readers. Well-designed pictures create a depth and fullness that immerse readers in the forest. Endmatter makes clever use of Wren’s sketch pad to offer additional information about things seen in the woods.
- Kirkus Reviews
The trio exudes an easygoing confidence and egalitarianism—the handwritten narration is always in the collective we, and Hattie, the littlest, is a valued contributor to the cause (“Hattie always finds the route”). This sense of camaraderie, along with direct writing and that enthusiasm that animates the detailed, naïf-style art, quickly draws in the reader.
- Publishers Weekly
This is probably my favourite picture book of 2019. I love the story, I love the illustrations, I love the characters, and I love the innocent delight that pervades the whole book. This really is an ode to the outdoors, and a great way to inspire kids to get outside and notice all the wonderful treasures around them.
- Baby Librarians
The illustrations are so fun! They are bright and cheery, with fantastic natural imagery and on top of that, the wildlife is labeled, so the reader knows what different things look like that they may see on a hike. The end of the book consists of pictures from a “sketchbook” brought along on their hike and gives readers tons of cool facts about different things that are seen in nature!
- Youth Services Book Review
As the hikers face certain hardships on their journey their camaraderie grows stronger. We see values of kindness, perseverance, mindfulness, and respect as they help each other maneuver difficult terrain, find their way back to the trail, and stay present in their beautiful surroundings. The celebration at the top of the mountain also highlights everyone’s unique and important contribution to the group.
- Good Reads with Ronna

What experts didn't like

I kept wondering where their parents were.
- Good Reads

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