Reviewed by L.A. (age 8)
I like this book because it reminds me of myself because Derek and I share personality traits. I think this because he is adventurous like me and he loves to draw and sketch. As I read this book, I felt sad and happy. I felt sad because Derekís summer was a disaster but I felt happy for him because the summer finally turns out great. This book relates to me because one of my summers was terrible too. This book was so interesting that I could not put it down.
I recommend this book to second graders and up because there are some tricky words. If you donít understand every word you wonít understand the book at all. I also recommend this book to kids who like adventures and surprises because it has a lot of surprising things and adventurous people such as Derek, his mom, and his dad.