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Mar 27 2018

Peg + Cat : The camp problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson

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Walker Books, 2018. ISBN 9780763699222
(Age: 6+) Peg and Cat can't wait to go to Camp Niniwawa with their friends Ninja Girl, Aki and Richard. But Richard, a space creature, is really homesick. It's a big problem! A little pattern-making in arts and crafts helps him feel better, and so do the coolest counsellors around - the Teens! But Tessa and Jesse are so focussed on the battle of the bunks that Peg gets worried, winning isn't everything, which bunk - the Gophers or the Raccoons - will get to one hundred points first? And what about sportsmanship? Doesn't that count for something?
I was pleasantly surprised with this book and can see it becoming a firm favourite with many children. It will fit nicely into the section of our library that I call 'quick reads'. It is a great book for those that are testing the waters of chapter books. The story line is simple to follow and the benefit of a mix of text and pictures is a bonus. It does discuss the notion of winning at all costs which would offer teachers a chance to chat about this notion. Will certainly be highly sought after. Peg + Cat is the Emmy Award-winning animated TV series.
Suitable for ages 6 and up.
Kathryn Schumacher

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