Saturday, April 30, 2016
Book Review - Wolf Camp
About the Book
Meet Homer, a dog who heads to camp to live like a wolf! Here’s the perfect book for the legions of kids out there who love dogs and funny books.
Homer is a dog . . . but he also secretly fancies himself part wolf. So when an invitation to attend WOLF CAMP (“Where every dog can live as a wolf for a week”) falls out of his kibble bag one morning, he’s determined to go. After his people finally agree, Homer boards the bus bound for Wolf Camp, along with fellow campers Trixie and Rex. They’re greeted on the other end by wolf counselors Fang and Grrr (“they seem nice”), and what follows is an array of wolf activities, including learning to howl, mark, and hunt. Of course, Homer’s a little homesick at times, and the food isn’t very good, but that just makes heading home all the sweeter.
Perfect for all those kids anticipating camp themselves, Zuill’s debut introduces a charmer of a dog and puts him in some laugh-out-loud scenarios.
My Take on the Book
Homer, our main character , is a dog who is based on the author's dog named Homer. In our story Homer wants to attend wolf camp. When he finally arrives Homer and two other (dog) campers go through the paces of learning to howl, hunt, and act like wolves.
This book is so funny! Homer has the same feelings and thoughts as a child would attending camp for the first time. There is anxiety at first and then such happiness at the end , he cries when it is time to return home.
The wolf camp counselors give safety instructions like do not trust squirrels and do not chase the cats in the wild. When they hunt and eat it is of course hunting animals which the dog pets are not familiar with in their domestic lives. Homer even writes a letter to his human family asking for doggy treats and insect repellent . The letter will bring a smile to your face.
The story is for a young child and a young child who reads. I believe it will be one your child will enjoy reading/hearing many times. Look closely at the illustrations and speech bubbles as the author has included many wonderful details.
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