Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tacky Goes to Camp

9780547722139Tacky Goes to Camp
By Helen Lester
Published at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

About the book

Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoy some Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and Capture the Ice Cube. One night, they gather around the campfire to sing, eat s’mores, and tell scary stories. But after going to bed, something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit.  Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect think they should hightail it out of there, but not Tacky!

My Thoughts

If your child is going to camp for the first time this summer, how about entertaining him with an hilarious book about a sweet penguin named Tacky who also goes to camp.  However, it isn’t warm at the camp Tacky is going.  As a matter of fact, it is quite cold.  But nevertheless the story will help your child to be prepare before going to camp.

From the beginning of the story, you can realize that Tacky is different than the other penguins.   His backpack contains very unconventional items, his tent is quite colorful and he dresses funny.  But Tacky participates to every activities encountered during his stay at the camp – rock climbing, synchronized swimming, archery, arts and crafts as well as a trip in canoe.   But the best part of the book is when all the campers are sitting around the campfire and they tell each other scary stories.   Tacky also has a story – though it isn’t as scary as the other ones…  But when a visitor come to surprise the campers, Tacky will have an unique way to scare it off – unbeknown to him.

I couldn’t help but smile at the funny illustrations that make the story become even more real to the reader.  

Other Tacky books are also available.   They would make a great gift for a child in your life.

Tacky Goes to Camp is available at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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