Reviews for Piper Reed, Campfire Girl
Booklist Reviews 2011 January #1
Piper is annoyed by motormouthed Stanley, the new kid in her fifth-grade class and, worse, in her club for navy brats. But when hapless Stanley accidentally overturns his rowboat on a weekend camping trip, Piper surprises herself by silently vowing to "make him shine" in some way. The fourth volume in the rewarding Piper Reed series, this chapter book takes the familiar characters outside their usual settings of home, school, and neighborhood. The fresh, inviting look of Davenier's drawings works well with Holt's amusing and perceptive first-person narrative. A realistic family story with a satisfying conclusion. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring
Piper Reed knows how hard it is to be the new kid. Nevertheless, she has trouble being nice to motor-mouth Stanley Hampshire. That is, until she takes on a new mission: finding something Stanley is good at. A Halloween camping trip with family and friends (and Stanley) turns into a series of small adventures in this lighthearted, likable book. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.