Going away to summer camp for a child can be exciting, but can also be very frightening as the narrator of Mike Thaler's children book, CHURCH SUMMER CRAMP reveals. He's going away to summer camp on a church retreat and is far from being thrilled. The prospect of getting lost in the woods, eaten by bears or giant mosquitoes, sleeping in a sleeping bag, and going to bathroom in an outhouse are kind of frightening. The narrator's mood changes when he remembers a story from church about God leading the Israelites in the wilderness and that helps the child think about the fun things he will be doing at camp. The illustrations by Jared Lee are very funny and do a wonderful job of accompanying the text. However, one of my favorite parts are the little cartoons at the bottom of most pages that don't really go along with the story. They give the book an added layer of humor.
With hilarious stories and nutty pictures, the Tales from the Back Pew series offers kid's a unique view of church. Enjoy plenty of giggles with your child---and learn fun, important truths about God, church, and the Bible. Mom's sending me to church summer cramp---I mean, camp. The woods are full of poison ivy, and you become a mosquito burrito and eat in a mess hall. Yuck!