From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller comes a graphic novel about venturing off to summer camp for the first time and stepping out of one's comfort zone, navigating new experiences, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.
Olive and Willow are happy campers!
Or are they?
Olive is sure she'll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow - but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows - Olive. It's s'more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long...the girls aren't just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out?
The New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller has created an emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one's comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails.
Looking for more of Olive's adventures? Check out the companion books Click and Act.
Gr 4-7--Olive and Willow go to sleepaway camp together, but will they still be best friends when they return? Olive (first introduced in Miller's Click) easily befriends fellow campers, but Willow is more reserved and becomes jealous of Olive's new pals. Willow is soon demanding all of Olive's attention, and Olive, in turn, grows resentful. Readers will love the depiction of realistic friendship drama and the fun camp setting. Camp counselors intervene when necessary, but both girls show a lot of growth by the end of the story as lessons are learned and friendships healed. The activities will make readers wish they were at camp, too, especially at the end of the book when groups team up to film a Rube Goldberg machine for a music video. Expressive cartoon artwork is eye-catching and brings the setting to life. Olive and Willow are both white, but racial diversity is well represented among the campers. VERDICT Hand to patrons looking for something after Raina Telgemeier's Smile or Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl. For every library.-Allison McLean, Elkhart Public Library, INCopyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.