A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee

Summary:

Mr. Magee and Dee love the outdoors. So they hitch up the camper and head out of town. Mmm, roasting marshmallows on the campfire, watching the sun set over the nearby waterfall. Could there be a better way to end the day? Not when a bear tries to take your marshmallows and sends you � in your camper � down the hill and toward the falls. Oh no!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Everyone can enjoy this adventure of a man and his dog. It is a great option for reluctant and remedial readers.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

Our daughter giggled at the idea of a bear eating marshmallows and a trailer hitch.

Parent Reaction

Chris Van Dusen is a wonderful artist and a great storyteller. Mr. Magee and Dee are both expressive characters, and being "locked" in the 1950s makes them even more adorable. The story is funny, they rhyming is clever, and it is just a neat down-to-earth read.

Type of Book:
This is story filled with rhyme, some humor, and a bit of suspense for kids learning to read.
Educational Themes:

This is a story for sharing and enjoying. The pace and cadence make it an excellent choice to practice reading, whether reading as partners or to help reinforce the confidence of a reluctant or remedial reader. If you want to stretch it, you could talk about safety and the rules of camping.

Reading Level:
3.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 7-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! These are the books that kids will remember and want to read to their own children.

Title A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
Author Chris Van Dusen
Publisher Chronicle Books © 2003
Illustrators Chris Van Dusen
ISBN 9780811836036
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Adventure, Poetry, Humor
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