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Staff Recommendations

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

By: Marla Frazee

James and Eamon visit Eamon's grandparents for a week of "Nature Camp," though the illustrations show that the two may not experience as much of the great outdoors as the camp name implies. The real delight of the book is the way the words and the illustrations work together to tell a complete (and slightly sarcastic) story. The text describes scenes that are expected from an actual nature camp, while the drawings portray how the boys' time was really spent (playing video games, eating waffles, and watching television). Though there is often a long paragraph of text on each page, the illustrations provide enough entertainment that children will be unlikely to want to preemptively turn the page.

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