Timo Goes Camping – Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

    Timo Goes Camping – Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Dean Griffiths, pajama press, (9781772780406), 2018

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: animal fiction

What did you like about the book? In this third story starring Timo the rabbit and his friends Suki the squirrel, Bogs the frog, Hedgewick the hedgehog and Rae the badger, Suki comes up with the idea of going camping which none of them have done before. Bogs will be in charge of music, Hedgewick will be chef and Rae will be the engineer. Timo is very apprehensive about this so he does the smart thing: he goes to the library to find out what one needs to know about camping. He takes notes from each chapter, which come in very handy when they are all out in the wilderness. This is an excellent choice to display teamwork, to learn about camping and canoeing and having fun. Suki is also confronted about his teasing, which he did not realize hurt his friends’ feelings. Each of the five friends has their own separate skills. A simple, short story perfect for beginning chapter book readers. There are bright, detailed digitally created illustrations on every page.

Anything you did not like about this book?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book? Kids who have enjoyed the previous two stories about Timo and his friends will like this in addition to those who like animal fiction.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Juvenile fiction

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 2/9/2018

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