Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wolf Camp - A Review

Book: Wolf Camp
Author: Katie Mcky
Illustrator: Bonnie Leick
Publisher: Tanglewood

Goodreads Summary:

In a delightful mix of intrigue and humor, a young girl named Maddie goes to a Wolf Camp and comes back with disturbing new habits--wolf-like habits. Kids will be fascinated with the idea of transformation into an animal, and parents will recognize the sense of change their children undergo at summer camp.

I apologize for the sudden rash of picture books! I am catching up on my netgalley reviews.

What did I think?

I absolutely loved this book! The illustrations were brilliant - they seemed old fashioned yet modern. And the details were fantastic- from the longing in Maddie's eyes when she wanted to eat the grasshopper to the bits of leaves and sticks in her hair when she returned home from camp (and the rest of the year). I didn't like that she scared the collie - and the picture of him being afraid was too realistic for me! Poor baby. I did like that he kept one eye open around her after that. The story itself was cute - it reminded me of my own "wild" days of childhood, roaming the outdoors and overactive imagination. I think all kids would like this book, and I can picture them getting in touch with their inner wolves after hearing it, so parents, grandparents, and teachers watch out!


  1. What beautiful artwork. It brings me back my vicariously-lived memories in children's books from the 90s. This makes me want to get a tablet so that I can read children's books and flip through the pages of colorful illustrations.

    1. This was such a fun book!

      I do enjoy my tablet, it is convenient and easy and illustrations are amazing on one. :)


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