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Author: Rash, Andy
Best friends Camper and Clam work through their feelings.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 501359
Common Core Standards
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Kirkus Reviews (12/15/18)
Booklist (+) (02/15/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/15/2019 *Starred Review* Fans of Pixar’s Inside Out should love this zany yet wise exploration of feelings. The title and cover seem to indicate that happiness is the main focus, but the hero (happy) Camper and his sidekick, (happy as a) Clam, traverse some very dark, uncomfortable terrain here. Rash’s comic-book art is saturated with intense color (each emotion gets its own color: red for anger, green for fear, etc.) and witty details (like the bwah-bwah sound of a sad trombone) that make this trip through a range of feelings a hoot. Camper, in his Boy Scout uniform, and Clam, a semicircle with two eyes and a big, expressive mouth, move through a series of books, from The Happy Book to The Sad Book to The Scared Book to The Angry Book and, finally, to The Feelings Book. Something in each book triggers the next emotion, and Camper and Clam become immersed in the feeling, while also meeting a new friend, like the wet hen in The Angry Book. Camper and Clam talk about why their feelings have been changing and realize their friendship can overcome any problematic emotions. This comforting conclusion leads them to the final Feelings Book, where they throw a rainbow-themed party for all the book's feelings. Adults should have as much fun reading this as children. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.