Book Review and Giveaway: Wolf Camp. Ends October 26th
Wolf Camp written by Katie McKy and illustrated by Bonnie Leick
In a delightful mix of intrigue and humor, a young girl named Maddie goes to Wolf Camp and comes back with disturbing new habits — wolf-like habits. Kids will be fascinated with the idea of transformation into an animal, and parents will recognize the sense of change their children undergo at summer camp.
My Review: Maddie goes to Wolf Camp for two weeks and came back home with some unusual habits. Her character changes included sniffing, growling, howling and playing tug-o-war with her dog tugging with her mouth instead of her hands. Wolf Camp is a fun picture book and children will have fun reading all about Maddie and her unusual behavior. During Maddie unusual behavior after returning back from camp is that her parents still loved her unconditional.
After a few months, Maddie went back to normal playing tug-o- war with her hands instead of her mouth and no longer wailed at the fire truck siren. But did her behavior last long? Find out when Maddie decided to go off to Bear Camp.
I love color and the way the illustrations captures both the innocence and wildness of Maddie. I highly recommend this book for parents sending off their children to camp.
Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins written by Katie McKay and illustrated by Pablo Bernasconi
One pumpkin makes a tasty pie. Two pumpkins can be carved into grinning jack-o’lanterns, and a couple hundred more make for a decent pumpkin patch. Gather one thousand pumpkins and you’ll have a grand fall festival. But what happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins? What do José and his brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins? An EXPLOSION of pumpkins? Step intoPumpkinTownand see!
My Review: Jose and his family grew pumpkins. And during fall season, Jose and his family would gather all the pumpkins for sale but saved the biggest and brightest seeds and the small and duller seeds are tossed at the edge of the field. But the discarded seeds were blown away by the wind in to the next town. The neighbors woke up to find out that the pumpkins have grown all over the town making it hard for the people to walk.
When Jose and his brothers arrived at the town one day they saw that it was covered in pumpkins. They knew they were responsible and they set about to put things right.
I love that the story teaches us about responsibilities and that when you know you are at fault for your action and do something to resolve the problem the reward is not only gratitude but there might be a gift. The distorted proportions of the illustration are sure to catch a child’s interest in the book. I high recommend this book.
Age: 4 – 8
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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