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Children's Fiction Beginner

Camping Chaos

by (author) L.M. Nicodemo

illustrated by Graham Ross

Publisher
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Feb 2021
Category
Beginner, Emotions & Feelings, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459505834
    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459505858
    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1
  • Reading age: 5 to 7

Description

Meet Maximus Todd! He's the kid who can't sit still. Max and his friends are on a camping trip at Camp Friendly Pines when he's stung by a wasp. Max gets a case of the Super Fidgets and devises a counting game to distract himself. If he loses, he will have to forfeit his campfire treats!

It's not easy being a kid. And Max discovers that his games don't always work out the way he wants them to. But no matter what, he has the love and understanding of his friends.

 

About the authors

L. M. NICODEMO is an elementary school teacher who hopes that this series will mark the beginning of a long and joyful career in writing. She lives with her family in southwestern Ontario.

L.M. Nicodemo's profile page

Look! Look what I've done!! The words of an eight year old as he holds up the drawing of a vibrant red fire engine. Oh Graham, that's wonderful.

Really? Oh this is good. You draw a picture and you get a reaction. I could get into this! And so it began. The seed was planted, further watered by bedtime rituals of propping pillows up against his bedroom wall getting into bed to get lost in a family member's reading of The Wind in the Willows.

An unintended lesson learned through those readings that our intrepid illustrator still calls upon in his illustration work is that the viewer will take different things from the illustration and he will add elements to the illustration that may go over some heads, but others will catch them and smile. There's always something to look at.

A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham thought he would stick around the big smoke and in addition to his work as a designer at Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart, he would also cultivate his Flock of Seagulls hair style and work on his dance floor moves. But alas soon follicles started to recede and shoulder pads deflated, so Graham moved back to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario to contemplate his next career move.

It was in Ottawa that Graham began his freelance illustration and graphic design career. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms.

He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat.

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Editorial Reviews

"Overall, Camping Chaos is a humorous, fun, and relatable book that would be a good addition to an inclusive teacher’s classroom library."

 

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"A worthwhile purchase, particularly for the target audience."

 

School Library Journal

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