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Shells, smells, and the horrible flip-flops of doom / by Rachel Vail ; illustrated by Matthew Cordell.

Vail, Rachel. (Author). Cordell, Matthew, 1975- (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250000811
  • ISBN: 1250000815
  • Physical Description: 179 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2012.

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"Justin is going to start fourth grade-but first, he has to survive the summer. He "gets" to go to camp every day on a bus. He "gets" to experience all sorts of new things: Bugs. Mess hall food. Flip-flops (they hurt the space between his toes and they're hard to walk in). And (gulp!) swimming. Justin's little sister, Elizabeth, seems to deal with camp just fine. So do his friends. Justin is trying very hard not to be a worried kid anymore, especially when it comes to making friends at camp, including a new kid who is kind of...rough. After all, Justin is going to be in fourth grade. It's time to be brave. Right?"--Dust jacket.
Subject: Camps > Fiction.
Summer > Fiction.
Worry > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2012 September

    Gr 2–4—This summer, Justin is worrying much less than he used to. With his newfound bravery, he decides to sign up for the "runny-aroundy" summer camp with his second-best friend, Noah, instead of his usual science camp. Upon arrival, he finds himself overwhelmed by deep-ended swimming pools, rowdy sports, tough new kids, an "ouchy" game called knuckles, and a mean, camp counselor. Just when Justin thinks he can't take any more, he finds a reserve of inner strength that allows him to shine and even save the day. Vail seems to know exactly what third graders are thinking. Justin is a wonderful, worried, plucky main character to whom kids will relate. Humorous black-and-white cartoon illustrations appear throughout. The story is subtly lesson-filled, funny, and full of realistic summer-camp-kid situations. Recommend it to fans of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series (Abrams).—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ

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