Pinky and Rex Go to Camp

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Overview

Pinky and Rex are planning to go off to sleep away camp--but both of them have the jitters. Full color.

Although his best friend Rex is excited about going to camp, Pinky is afraid of leaving home.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- The fifth entry in this series of beginning readers about two best friends. This time they are heading off to Camp Wackatootchee for two solid weeks. Rex seems excited and is busy getting in shape; meanwhile, Pinky is trying to hide his fear of camp. He writes to the newspaper advice columnist for help. The answer to his letter brings him unconditional support from his parents; the next day he sees the situation from a new perspective when Rex tells him just how scared she would be if he weren't going with her. Readers are sure to identify with the characters as they deal with their fears in different ways, and the story is low-key and reassuring. Sweet's full-color, realistic watercolors appear on every spread, providing newly independent readers with visual breaks throughout the seven chapters. --Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689317187
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 4/30/1992
  • Series: Pinky and Rex Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor book A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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