I love the search for new great children's books. I understand the value of reading a book over and over again so that it becomes a part of you. I just like collecting new books....actually it may be more of an obsession.
I found Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation on Booksneeze and thought a book about summer vacation, as our summer vacation was beginning, would be a good choice. Then as I started reading and saw that they were planning a staycation, I was even more excited. My hubby was just talking about all the cool stuff he found to do within a short drive of our house.
The book was well laid out for an eBook. The pages didn't jump and jumble as some of the books I had read. I really enjoyed the discussion guide at the end of the book to help the parents and kids get more out of the book. The chapters were short and the words were simple enough for my 5-year-old to understand.
My 7-year-old enjoyed the book the most she stayed as close to me as she could when I was reading it. She asked plenty of questions and made appropriate comments for the book. I would recommend the book to first and second grade age children the most but everyone can get a little something out of this book.
There were a few things that caught my attention...or irritated the perfectionist in me. When they went camping, the family put their paper products in the trash. We always would burn them and reduce your imprint and supply yourself with extra kindling. Another was when the dads were setting up the tents. I had to read this section a couple times because I felt like something wasn't coming out of my mouth right. The dads were setting up four tents for the family to sleep in. The one dad had bought two a while back but had never used them. The other dad had bought one shortly after the first and said that he would pick up another one this week. But they had four that they were setting up. Then there was a slight grammar error toward the end of the story.
Overall it was a good read and had lots of good points that we as parents can grab onto and our children can learn with some bunnies.
Have you read any good children's books this summer yet?
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