The Simples Love a Picnic

by J.C. Phillipps

A simple picnic is full of complications for the Simple family in this hilarious picture book about togetherness.



  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544166677
  • ISBN-10: 0544166671
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/08/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

The Simple family's plans for a picnic in the park prove disastrously complex. From the artist and author J. C. Phillipps comes this hilarious little picture book with a big heart to remind us that picnics are just a little about food and a lot about family.  

About the author
J.C. Phillipps

J.C. Phillipps works out of a room in her home which is filled with bookshelves, colorful paper, Post-It notes, and cocoa mugs. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, son and cat.


"A funny family story packed with mayhem and good spirits."


"Phillips introduces the family via individual, smiling portraits and utilizes colorful paper cut-out illustrations and bold-faced exclamations to capture the characters’ dynamic chemistry and the kooky chaos that ensues."


"The Simple family examines the word "picnic" in a very basic way that will have young ones chuckling."

—School Library Journal

"The result is merry mayhem, as a menagerie of animals, domesticated and not-so, try to get in on the feast."

—The New York Times