During summer camp, Petey Moroni keeps a diary that profiles the inhabitants of Camp Runamok and their summer-long battle of wits with a mischievous, junk-food-loving raccoon. By the author of Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon!
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The title sets the tone for this lighthearted look at a bunch of normally ebullient kids outwitted by a crafty raccoon who snitches most of the snacks they've brought to camp, despite their increasingly ingenious hiding places. In Cummings's crisp, bold illustrations, the diarist is an earnest, owl-eyed African- American; the other kids are thoroughly multicultural; and the raccoon, though not seen by the campers, will be gleefully noted by readers who can observe him, up to his tall-tale tricks, in every picture: this wily bandit blows bubble gum and squeezes mustard on his hot dog. When the kids leave on Day 14, the overstuffed thief gets the last grin. Good summer fun. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3-- While at sleep-away camp, many children have treats stolen, and it takes them quite some time to figure out who the culprit is. Finally, the thief is identified as a raccoon but the youngsters still can't come up with a way to get it to stop eating their food. Each double-page spread contains a daily diary entry by camper Peter Moroni informing readers of which child has had what taken. Every page shows either glimpses or full views of the animal for readers to locate. The full-color, graphic illustrations are quite enjoyable and add to the humor of the campers' plight. --Rachel Fox, Port Washington Public Library, NY
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First US. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027255131