And You Can Come TooBook - 2005
Running away is a lot more fun when you let your family come too.
Sara's quiet Saturday with her little sister Annie ends with a bout of sibling bickering. When Daddy intervenes with some firm words, Sara crossly announces she's running away... and Annie can come too.
Soon the girls are in the backyard, where they get Daddy to pitch a tent made with bed sheets. They also let him bring flashlights when it gets darker, make a yummy supper of cheese sandwiches (with the crusts cut off), and read them bedtime stories. With cross words forgotten, and with all the comforts of home, what could make running away better? Mommy, of course, who soon turns up with pillows and blankets for all.
Ruth Ohi has created another charming portrait of young sisterhood. Her expressive, tender illustrations and just-right words create an endearing story that will resonate with families everywhere.