Monday, March 04, 2013
Mr. Magee Cracks Me Up!
Last spring I was on a quest to find this children's book. I checked my local bookstore, but no luck. I called Scholastic, because I had seen a copy with their label on it. The clerk looked it up and said it had been 5 years since it had been on their order list. Rats! I had over $300 in my Scholastic bonus coupon bank and they didn't have the ONE book I wanted. I told my sad tale to the school librarian. About a month later she was purging some books and guess what ended up in the discard pile? Later that week the librarian presented me with a copy of A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen. Oh happy day! If you have never read this book before, you must! With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, it's the perfect story for young children. And how adorable is that cover sporting a very stylish, vintage trailer?