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Author: Gary Harbo

Illustrator: Gary Harbo

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Publisher: Kutie Kari Books, Inc.,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Grannie takes the kids on a vacation. Bart, one of her grandsons, gets int a lot of mischief. This is an early reader book for newly independent and relucatnt readers.

Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 9; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Age of Child: Read by students at Northumberland Elementary School, Newport News, VA for the Reading Tub's Use Your ABCs program. Read with children ages 9 and 10.

Young Reader Reaction: This was a story that caught our listeners attention. As we read it the first time, they were asking questions about what was going to happen next. They wanted to read it again.

Adult Reader Reaction: I enjoyed reading this book with them. I like that it held their attention. It also had a lesson about staying with your group when you are on vacation.

Pros: This is an adventure that will hold a child's attention.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This book will be read over and over again.

If You Liked This Book, Try: DAKOTA GETS LOST (The Playdate Kids)   JUST CALL ME JOE JOE   THE GREAT TRAIN RIDE (If You Want to Succeed You Need to Read, #4)

Educational Themes: This is a book for practicing reading. The events help keep the reader engaged and turning pages. Beyond reading, there are a number of life lessons you can talk about: respect, safety, and responsibility.

Literary Categories: Fiction - easy reader, adventure, geography

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2008

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