With the warmer weather on its way, get your kids excited to go outside with this fun and colorful book about camping. Author Chris Van Dusen writes and illustrates children’s books from his home in Maine, US with his loyal pet dog beside him providing inspiration. Van Dusen creates wonderful rhymes that flow nicely off the tongue and will captivate any child’s imagination. He then includes just enough challenging words that are easy to understand the meaning of when paired with his beautiful illustrations. It’s a great book for improving a child’s vocabulary, and everyone will enjoy the retro, 1960s American-style fashion and cars.
In this adventure, Mr. Magee is having a relaxed and calm trip with his dog, Dee. They enjoy a drive on the open road surrounded by a thick wooded forest. At their campsite, a golden campfire keeps them warm and happy while they toast marshmallows. This all comes to an abrupt end when danger strikes, and a bear accidentally unhitches their trailer. Mr. Magee and Dee find themselves falling down a huge mountain and nearing the edge of a very steep waterfall. They become stuck on a rock and must figure out how to save themselves.
You can enjoy this book with your child by asking questions before you start reading. What do they think the book is about based on the cover image? Who do they think is the main character? What do they think will happen? Children love to be engaged with the stories they read, so together, think of as many silly questions and possible story outcomes as you can.
If you enjoy this book, you can join Mr. Magee on more adventures including Learning to Ski and Swimming by the Sea or the many other popular titles by this accomplished and well-known author.
Recommended for children ages 4-7. Both boys and girls will love this story.
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Kendra Perkins is Head Librarian for an international school. She was Coordinator for the Shanghai LibrariansNetwork and Ambassador of China for the International Librarians Network. Find her at www.TheInspiredLibrarian.com