Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback

It is summer and off to sleep away camp for Michael. Is Michael excited? No way! And he reminds his dad of this over and over again as he writes postcards home. First he claims his counselor is an alien. Then he is convinced his bunk mates dislike him and even sends his dad a letter from his bunk mates requesting he come get Michael from camp. Oh and it has rained non stop! Eek! Thru the correspondence between dad and son, you begin to see Michael start to enjoy camp and the activities. You also see the relationship between father and son and the role dad is playing in helping his son keep an open mind about camp. This a great book for reluctant readers and the main character being a boy will help hook the reluctant boy students especially. Loved this book!! Great fun!

Text: 5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 5 Buckeye leaves

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