TITLE: Postcards From Camp
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Simms Taback
Postcards From Camp is a story told entirely through the correspondence between Michael and his dad.
The book starts with Michael sending home a postcard about how his counselor is an alien or worse and his father must immediately get him, lest he die. HALP! Of course, his father doesn’t, instead he sends an encouraging word. Through the letters, Good Ol’ Dad ends up talking Michael into staying, and, well, I’m sure you figure out that he ends up enjoying himself by the end of it.
When I saw this, I had to pick it up. I love Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine books, and this has a similar presentation. I like that the postcards from the kid look like a little kid did them, and the stuff from the father is typed and formal and proper. It’s a perfect juxtaposition of the two. [Also, that last sentence is totally true, but I seriously only put it in the review so I could write juxtaposition legitimately. Sorry.]
Anyway, I think the book is adorable. It’s a great book for a kid about to go to camp or somebody who really likes postcards or whatever like I do. I think it’s totally worth the read. 5/5.