Down by the River

Down by the River

Author: Andrew Weiner | Illustrator: April Chu | Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 6, 2018) | 40 Pages | Ages: 4 - 9 years | ISBN-13: 978-1419722936

One beautiful autumn day, Art sets out with his mother and grandfather for a fishing trip. Fishing days are Art’s favorite. He loves learning the ropes from Grandpa—the different kinds of flies and tackle and the trout that frequent their favorite river. Art especially appreciates Grandpa’s stories. But, this time, hearing the story about Mom’s big catch on her first cast ever makes Art feel insecure about his own fishing skills. But, as Art hooks a beautiful brown trout, he finds reassurance in Grandpa’s stories and marvels in the sport and a day spent with family, promising to continue the tradition with his own grandkids generations later.

Reviews:

"A leisurely paced, lushly illustrated story about a boy’s first fly-fishing trip...this book delivers an authentic, heartwarming story with a focus on family and togetherness. (Picture book. 4-8)" - Kirkus Reviews (starred review). Read the full review at Kirkus.