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Title:
Dilly's summer camp diary
ISBN:
9780761314165

9780761309901
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
The diary of a frog-loving girl's first summer camp experience, from the rocky beginnings to the final, fun-filled days.
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J ILLUST Lewis, C.
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Dilly's back! This time she's off to summer camp, which couldn't possibly live up to her expectations and, at first, doesn't. But Dilly muddles through all the classic camp foul-ups until finally things begin to turn around for her. By the end of camp Dilly has begun a countdown of the 344 days she has to wait until next year! Brilliantly funny and right on target.


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Dilly's back! This time she's off to summer camp. Readers join Dilly as she muddles through all the classic camp trials and tribulations. Of course, by the end of camp Dilly has had so much fun that she begins a countdown to next summer! Brilliantly funny and right on target!


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5This visual and verbal delight brings to life the emotional ups and downs of three weeks at sleep-away camp. Dilly, who was convinced she would love camp, finds that its not exactly as shed envisioned. Eventually, her interest in frogs helps her to overcome the rough times and leads to new friends and the creation of a frog club. Enticing facts about these animals are interspersed with the girls observations about the people around her and each days events. Dillys journal is a dynamic, eye-popping extravaganza that gives readers insight into her energetic personality. The handwritten text uses colored markers and inventive lettering to highlight a word, phrase, or important information, and is supplemented with cartoon drawings and an occasional photograph. The narrative truly sounds as if a nine-year-old had written it. HELLO? Didnt I write a letter saying that I hate CHEESE? Cant you people READ? While kids about to attend summer camp might be made nervous by reading Dillys diary, they will ultimately be swept away by the childs pervasive sense of enjoyment and adventure. For experienced campers, this offering will bring back their own best and worst memories.Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Nine-year-old Dilly can't wait to head off to sleepover camp. In diary entries, she counts down the days and details the unanticipated adjustment to and eventual delight with camp life. The blue-lined notebook pages bustle with handwritten entries, colorful doodles, snapshots, and amusing asides. Dilly's character, and her thoughts and feelings, are funny, forthright, and believable. From HORN BOOK Fall 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5This visual and verbal delight brings to life the emotional ups and downs of three weeks at sleep-away camp. Dilly, who was convinced she would love camp, finds that its not exactly as shed envisioned. Eventually, her interest in frogs helps her to overcome the rough times and leads to new friends and the creation of a frog club. Enticing facts about these animals are interspersed with the girls observations about the people around her and each days events. Dillys journal is a dynamic, eye-popping extravaganza that gives readers insight into her energetic personality. The handwritten text uses colored markers and inventive lettering to highlight a word, phrase, or important information, and is supplemented with cartoon drawings and an occasional photograph. The narrative truly sounds as if a nine-year-old had written it. HELLO? Didnt I write a letter saying that I hate CHEESE? Cant you people READ? While kids about to attend summer camp might be made nervous by reading Dillys diary, they will ultimately be swept away by the childs pervasive sense of enjoyment and adventure. For experienced campers, this offering will bring back their own best and worst memories.Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Nine-year-old Dilly can't wait to head off to sleepover camp. In diary entries, she counts down the days and details the unanticipated adjustment to and eventual delight with camp life. The blue-lined notebook pages bustle with handwritten entries, colorful doodles, snapshots, and amusing asides. Dilly's character, and her thoughts and feelings, are funny, forthright, and believable. From HORN BOOK Fall 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.