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 Summer camp critter jitters
 Author: John, Jory

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 492186 ISBN: 9780593110980
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Camps -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Anxiety -- Fiction
 Encouragement -- Fiction

Price: $22.08

The beloved critters are nervous about going off to camp in this hilarious and reassuring companion book to First Day Critter Jitters.

 Illustrator: Climo, Liz

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/21)
   Booklist (05/15/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/15/2021 In this sequel to First Day Critter Jitters (2020), which dealt with the opening day at school, the same 10 animal characters begin by revealing why they’re feeling anxious before their first experiences at overnight camp. Parrot, who feels compelled to repeat what others say, worries about annoying his cabinmates. Duck is embarrassed about being unable to swim. Mouse fears that even the lower level of a bunk bed will be too high to reach, while Bear is scared of the woods. Upon arrival, they find their counselor, a cat, stuck in a tree and needing their help to get down. Through cooperation and kindness, they succeed, while laying the groundwork for a wonderful time at Camp Super Fun. Created digitally, the gentle artwork is cartoonlike in its clarity of line and simplification of forms. The text consists entirely of dialogue, delivered in speech balloons and sometimes featuring the characters’ comments on why their anxieties are diminishing. Helpful for any child who dreads new experiences, this picture book delivers a reassuring message in an inviting way. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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