Fatima’s Great Outdoors
Fatima’s Great Outdoors (2021) – hardcover
Author Ambreen Tariq
Illustrated by Stevie Lewis
Trim size: 9.38″ x 11.25″
Recommended ages: 3 to 8
In Fatima's Great Outdoors, an immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping
Fatima Khazi is excited for the weekend. Her family is headed to a local state park for their first camping trip! The school week might not have gone as planned, but outdoors, Fatima can achieve anything. She sets up a tent with her father, builds a fire with her mother, and survives an eight-legged mutant spider (a daddy longlegs with an impressive shadow) with her sister. At the end of an adventurous day, the family snuggles inside one big tent, serenaded by the sounds of the forest. The thought of leaving the magic of the outdoors tugs at Fatima's heart, but her sister reminds her that they can keep the memory alive through stories--and they can always daydream about what their next camping trip will look like.
Ambreen Tariq's picture book debut, with cheerful illustrations by Stevie Lewis, is a rollicking family adventure, a love letter to the outdoors, and a reminder that public land belongs to all of us.
About the Author:
Ambreen Tariq took her first camping trip at the age of eight in Minnesota, and she's been traveling around the world, camping and hiking, ever since. Ambreen hopes her work - an an author, activist, founder of @BrownPeopleCamping, and brand ambassador for various outdoor companies - inspires young people to appreciate, nurture, and protect public lands for generations to come. Fatima's Great Outdoors is her first book for children.
About the Illustrator:
Stevie Lewis lives on the road in a van she mostly built out herself. Striving to live simply and tread lightly on the earth, she gathers inspiration from a variety of places, and she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. After working for several years at DreamWorks Animation, she now illustrates children's books and creates art based on her travels. Follow her adventures @chocosweete.
|Dimensions||9.38 × 11.25 × .38 in|