Children’s Camping Books – The Great Camping Event – Day 5

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It’s Day 5 already! I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Be sure to check out the guest post at Callista’s Ramblings today from Melissa of Librarian’s Book Reviews.

The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Stars: ****

Summary: Brother and Sister are going to Grizzly Bob’s day camp. They make crafts, play games, go swimming and do all sorts of fun stuff. But is Sister ready for an overnight?

I love all Berenstain bear books. I’ve also seen the TV episode of this story. I think I prefer the cartoon more as it focuses more on Sister’s reluctance to camp overnight then the book does. They are both good though. It would be a good introductory book to kids 4-8 who are going to camp.

Links of Interest: The Berenstain Bears Website,

Other Reviews: NONE

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Subtracting with Sebastian Pig and Friends On a Camping Trip by Jill Anderson

Stars: ***

Summary: Learn substraction while reading about camping!

While the idea for the book is a good idea, I don’t think it was executed as well as it could have been. There’s nothing really wrong with it, but usually math picture book try to hide the math a bit more.


Putting Up the Tent
It’s time to put up the tent. Where are the pegs to hold it down? There should be four pegs. But there are only two. How many are missing?
(illustration of 4 pegs with 2 crossed out)
Fact Family: 2+2=4

In a little illustrated notebook  it shows the math problem and also shows any related math problems with those numbers. For example if 3-2=1 is shown, the little notebook shows 3-1=2, 1+2=3 and 2+1=3.

For kids who love math, this would be a good book. But if they are reluctant in math, they may snub there nose at it.

Links of Interest: NONE

Other Reviews: NONE YET

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