Monday, May 1, 2017

Children's Book Week: Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse by Tamara Will Wissinger

Synopsis: "Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night—camping is fun. Until it’s time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears?

Filled with a variety of poetic forms—from aubade to haiku—as well as exuberant art and helpful writing tips about rhyme and rhythm, this entertaining companion to the award-winning Gone Fishing is packed with family humor and adventure. So grab a flashlight and get settled in to experience the joy of campfires, s’mores, and storytelling!"

My Review: Last year I read Gone Fishing by Wissinger and loved it so when I found out she was coming out with another book I had to grab it. I love this book, it is all written in a variety of poem/verse formats. The story is a complete camping adventure with points of view for a little girl (Lucy), little boy (Sam) and a little bit from grandpa, so it will appeal to everyone. It is a great way to teach the idea of poems, rhyming and rhythm. There is a lot of reference information in the back of the book to aid in teaching or answering questions. I promise you and your young reader will have fun with this book, I can't wait to share it with Munchkin but I love reading it myself too.
My Rating: I loved the previous verse book so much, and this one was just as good, I this had more reference information in it too.  I cannot recommend this book enough, I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!!

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