Books for Kids: The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer…

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The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer…
Chronicle Books / Raincoast Books
By Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud
44 pages
age 5-8

Synopsis from Raincoast Books:

What really happened over the summer break? A curious teacher wants to know. The epic explanation? What started out as a day at the beach turned into a globe-spanning treasure hunt with high-flying hijinks, exotic detours, an outrageous cast of characters, and one very mischievous bird! Is this yet another tall tale, or is the truth just waiting to be revealed?

Ah that first writing assignment when you return to school detailing what you did during your summer vacation. The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer… shares the incredible tale of one boy’s summer holidays in a wonderfully illustrated mini picture book. I really love the compact size of this story too, like a journal versus a standard picture book. The story is so unbelievable the boy had to make it up right?

The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer… may have young readers envious of the boy’s adventures or rolling their eyes at his tall tales. The story, along with playing fun at the whole post summer writing project, is a great way to encourage kids to write their own summer tale. What path of adventure would your child follow? What “out of this world” fun would they like to experience?

Additional Reading: Written and Drawn by Henrietta.

You can find a copy of The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer… from Raincoast Books or your local bookstore. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations.

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