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.
All dogs have a little bit of wolf in the, you know. Wolf Camp is clever and silly, with humor that can appeal to both adults and children. It is a bit long for my pre-schooler and toddler, so it’s not one we would read over and over again, but it’s a fun book for every once in a while.
Andrea Zuill’s art was exhibited in galleries in California, Texas, and New York, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Brand Library gallery, where she won the Disney Imagineering Award. A member of the SCBWI, she won the 2010 SCBWI Mentorship Award. Andrea is the author of Wolf Camp (Schwartz & Wade), Dance Is for Everyone, and Marigold & Daisy (both Sterling). She lives in the San Diego area. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog.)
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