A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee


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The second book in the much-loved Mr. Magee series

A new adventure with Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee: In A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when along comes a lumbering, marshmallow-loving bear and the excitement begins. The next thing the two campers know, they are plunging down a mountain, racing down a river, and teetering on the edge of a waterfall! How will Mr. Magee and Dee find their way out of this slippery situation?

• Filled with charming, vibrant illustrations and playful, rhyming text.
• Chris Van Dusen is the author and illustrator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

Fans of the Mr. Magee series, Llama Llama Loves Camping and Curious George Goes Camping will love this outdoor adventure with Mr. Magee.

A lesson on overcoming obstacles with an easy to follow storyline, fun illustrations, and likable characters

• A fun read-aloud for families and elementary story time
• Books for kids ages 3-6
• Books for early and emergent readers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811836036
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: Mr. Magee Series
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 48,231
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Chris Van Dusen has created illustrations that have been published in magazines and books and printed on T-shirts and greeting cards. He lives in Maine with his wife, two sons and, naturally a dog.

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A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
dittoMY More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loved this book. It is just long enough to keep the attention of a 2 yr old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the Nook Tablet and this book is so dark it is just too hard to read. I also had hoped my grandaughter could read it on my old iPad instead of using my Nook but it doesn't work on the iPad, wish I had known that before I bought it. Story is really cute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3 year-old daughter loves the Van Dusen books, and "A Camping Spree" is no exception. Wonderful illustrations, magical prose, and a funny story that is just the right length for her. I also highly recommend "The Circus Ship" and "If I Built a Car" by the same author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, like the other Magee stories, is a great one to add to your library. A simple camping trip gone awry. Great bedtime story. Keeps their attention and the rhyming keeps them thinking ahead for the rhyming word. Mr. Magee is just your good ole boy who finds himself, along with his dog, Dee, in a camping mishap. Never a dull moment and the story rolls along right until the ending. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a fun, simple, story. This will be on our shelves forever. I don't think you can go wrong with Chris Van Dusen!
Kristy Hiles More than 1 year ago
My son and i love these books!
SleeplessinCA More than 1 year ago
I think I adore this book as much as my 3 year old son does! I feel that way about all Chris Van Dusen books, so I guess 'A Camping Spress with Mr. Magee' falls right in line with the rest. The writing is fresh, witty and rhythmic...so much fun to read and listen to. It puts you on the edge of your seat (bed, carseat...wherever you might be reading this adoreable book) as they go over waterfalls, escape from bears - a true camping adventure that children as young as 2, and probably as old as 10 or 11, can enjoy. My son's preschool has this book and it is a big hit with girls and boys alike, between the ages of 2 and 5. It is perfect for bedtime, roadtrips, anytime - I cannot say enough good things about this book and how much my family and I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and had to buy it as well as Van Duesen's additional book Down to the Sea with Mr Magee. Both are fun to read again and again. Illustrations are cute as well. My child is 5 and she loves both books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a fan of camping, dogs, kitzchy trailers...or not...you can't help but love this engaging story with it's retro-ish illustrations and clever prose. We also love "If I Built a Car" and hope Mr. Van Dusen will write and illustrate more books soon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book by the title and my 3 year old twins love it. I really enjoy the illustrations and hope to see more works like this from this illustrator/author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have owned this book for a few years now and it's definitely gotten it use! As a Mother, I picked out this book because it caught my eye. It is the only book in my kids' library that I consider my very own! I read it to my girls' classes at school and everyone enjoys it year after year! :'
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 3 1/2 year old son (who has a love for adventure) asks to hear this story over and over. The pictures are wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a third grade teacher in Maine and Chris Van Dusen came to our town to talk with my students about his newest Mr. Magee book. He is as great as his books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is our new favorite book! Coloful, vivid, hillarious illustrations paired with an exciting adventure make this the perfect kid's book. Mr. Magee and Dee are endearing characters who can't seem to stay our of trouble! My kids love it!
kzrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was about Mr. Magee and his little dog Dee going on a camping trip. It was funny to see what there bear was searching for, and how he saved them from going down the waterfall. This would be a great book to share with a class and bringing in smore's would suit the story well.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I loved the adventure that we went on with Mr. Magee and his dog Dee. It kept getting worse and worse and you kept waiting for the bear to really mess their camping trip up. In the end, they decided a camping trip in the backyard was the best camping trip they could have- away from bears and waterfalls and mountains. This would be a great book to use with children in an English class when trying to get them to make predictions.
etwinney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee tells the story of Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee, as they set off on a camping trip. Things don't go exactly as planned but Mr. Magee and Dee have a great time along with way! Lots of rhymes-good for introducing kids to this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a marvelous book. The story is great and the illustrations are ACTION PACKED! My grandson (3) is going to LOVE it...! Lorelea
dudley-_ More than 1 year ago
We have four books written by Chris Van Dusen and they are my grandson's favorite books. This book is especially his favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a camping theme with a rhyming pattern. We used it to tie in with a camping theme reading night at our elementary school. Illustrations are great!
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We love Chris Van Dusen! This and all his books are fun to read and the art work is fantastic. We love them as much as our kids do.
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