Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp

Written by Debbie and Marcia Thorton Jones Dadey

Reviewed by Casmir K. (age 11)

Four friends named Eddie, Howie, Liza, and Melody go to Camp Lonewolf. They see that their camp director, Mr. Jenkins is really hairy. Eddie says he wants to sleep outside. That night Eddie hears a howl. The next day, Eddie, Howie, Liza, and Melody go into the woods to find a cure for werewolves called wolfs bane and mistletoe. That night, they spread it all over Mr.Jenkins' cabin. The next day, they see that Mr. Jenkins has no more hair. That night, Mr. Jenkins gets hairy again and hides in the bushes. Mr.Jenkins howls and the campers run back to their cabins and the next day the campers go home. Read this to find out if Mr. Jenkins is really a werewolf.

I enjoyed this book because the characters were cool. It was tremendously silly, and the pictures looked perfect. I liked how Howie?s curly, smooth hair looked. The campers' corny clothes looked weird and made me laugh. I thought it was strange when Mr. Jenkins howled. Humans are not supposed to howl! I was confused when Eddie slept outside with the creepy bugs crawling under him. If he slept outside, he could catch a cold and mosquitoes could crawl all over him. I was surprised he did that because people don?t sleep outside, they sleep in tents.

I would recommend this book to people who like to read and collect scary stories. People who are especially interested in werewolves might enjoy this book, too. The author is probably trying to tell you that everyone can get scared sometimes.

Casmir K. is a student in Mrs. Bradshaw & Miss Forte's 4th Grade Class
2003-2004