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"Jake," Daddy whispers. "It's almost time."

As the sky begins to lighten, Jake and his daddy, camping in the forest, awaken with a special challenge for greeting the day.

Jake has been practicing. But can he meet the challenge?

Elizabeth Partridge's story about a father and son spending time together is illustrated with stunning hand-sewn quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines.

Illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Greenwillow Children's Books, 2003 (Out of Print)


"With a deft touch, the artist stitches individual pieces of patterned cloth into place, choosing each for its subtle creation of mood. Similarly, Partridge embroiders the details of the text with a poetic flair that adds texture and engages all the senses." School Library Journal

"Children will be entranced by the unaffected sweetness and gentle rhythms of both story and pictures and their magical sense of family love and devotion to the natural world." Kirkus



Like to hear the story and see the gorgeous quilted illustrations?? Here it is, read by the illustrator, Anna Grossnickle Hines.