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Dette Hunter. 38 Ways to Entertain Your Parents on Summer Vacation
Annick Press  $11.95  ISBN: 1-55037-886-4  47 pg.
Reviewed by Hayley, Age 13

At their lake cabin, Simon and Lily overhear their parents talking one night. They seem to be worried about the kids being bored during the summer vacation without TV, computer or friends. Simon and Lily take immediate action and plan 38 ways to entertain their parents. Read about these 38 simple, but fun and entertaining activities; from making your own ice cream, to going for a hike in the woods. Or if it’s dark, try hanging a flashlight in a jar off your dock, or making your very own fortune noodles. Every activity has step-by-step, easy to follow instructions.

Bored on summer vacation? How about your parents? Well, after you read 38 Ways to Entertain your Parents on Summer Vacation you won’t be. 38 Ways to Entertain Your Parents on Summer Vacation is written by Dette Hunter and illustrated by Kitty Macaulay. Dette is the best-selling author of several craft books for children, including 38 Ways to Entertain your Grandparents and 38 Ways to Entertain Your Babysitter.  Kitty is the critically acclaimed illustrator of I Feel Orange Today and The Racing Worm Brothers.  38 Ways to Entertain Your Parents on Summer Vacation has 47 pages of great ideas and is suitable for elementary readers.

38 Ways to Entertain Your Parents on Summer Vacation is a great children’s book. The story is easy to follow, and the recipes and instructions are clear and simple. The illustrations are pretty good, too. Overall, I would give Dette’s 38 Ways 3.5 stars.

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