Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Campfire Tail by Sarah Glenn Marsh -- ADVISABLE

A Campfire Tail by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illustrated by Ana Gómez. PICTURE BOOK. Sterling Children's Books, 2018. $17. 9781454919933

Content: G



A little girl remembers what it's like to be the new kid at camp, so she volunteers as Dragon's buddy. But showing a giant, accident-prone dragon the ins and outs of camp leads to a lot of trouble, and both the girl and her dragon buddy are ostracized. Will the little girl ultimately choose friendship with the lonely dragon...or fitting in with everyone else?

Both the little girl and Dragon are relatable, and the colorful illustrations go well with the adorable story. Although this is a summer camp tale, I think it would be a great one for the first days of school, or for when a classroom gains a new kid. It would also work well for a discussion about kindness and inclusion.

Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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