It's time for camp, and fourth-graders Raymond and Graham are excited about their week at Camp Grizzly. This summer they plan to be the coolest kids at camp, but when they arrive they quickly find out that they are more like the Geek Patrol than Cool Campers. So they decide to figure out who the coolest guy in camp is and copy everything he does. But will they end up being cool? Or are they doomed to be the biggest geeks in camp?
Mike Knudson's RAYMOND & GRAHAM: COOL CAMPERS receives Stacy Curtis' inviting drawings and tells of best friends who are slated to be the 'coolest' kids in camp - until they meet up with strange bunkmates who may steal their thunder. Readers in grades 3-5 will find this a fun camping tale packed with hilarious events.
This is first and foremost a buddy comedy. The fact that the two buddies are fourth graders is what makes it special. Like all fourth graders Raymond and Graham are simultaneously practical and insane. Nutty schemes are all in a day's work. Crazy plans are works of misguided genius. They are able to be absolutely clueless at one moment and yet capable of startling clarity of understanding at another.The author does a wonderful job of getting inside his heroes' he..