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Camp K-9

Mary Ann Rodman, Nancy Hayashi (Illustrator)


List Price: 15.95*
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This reassuring picture book about standing up for yourself and finding security in new experiences is a great read for any first-time camp goers or overnight stays.
Roxie is excited to be going away to Camp K-9 for a fun-filled summer, but she's scared that the other dogs will find out she's brought her blankie along in her Pooch Pouch. What if the other campers find out and call her a scaredy-cat? Even worse, a mean bully named Lucy seems determined to cause trouble. But as it turns out, maybe some of the other campers have secrets too...
Mary Ann Rodman's lighthearted but meaningful story of summer, secrets, and friendship is complemented by Nancy Hayashi's warm, humorous illustrations that are sure to comfort anyone who has ever dealt with a bully.

Praise For Camp K-9

"Roxie's present-tense narration contains all the right details of both activities and feelings. Hayashi's clean pictures, in watercolor, pen and colored pencil, have a gentle look, apt for target audience. This empathetic tale should calm the nerves of all novice campers-to-be."—Kirkus Reviews

"The soft watercolor, pen, and colored-pencil cartoons enhance the mood and capture the campers' expressions throughout."—School Library Journal

"Comfort is the name of the game, and this will assure readers like, well, a favorite blanket."—Booklist

Peachtree, 9781561455614, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2011

About the Author

Mary Ann Rodman is a former school media specialist and the author of picture books and middle grade novels. She has received both the Ezra Jack Keats Award for Outstanding New Picture Book Writer and the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She lives in Georgia.

Nancy Hayashi grew up in Ohio, graduated from Denison University, and worked as a designer and art director. The illustrator of several picture books, she lives in California.