REVIEW: Wolf Camp by Katie McKy (103)
Title: Wolf Camp
Author: Katie McKy
Illustrator: Bonnie Leick
(Taken from Amazon.com)
In a delightful mix of intrigue and humor, a young girl named Maddie goes to a Wolf Camp and comes back with disturbing new habits–wolf-like habits. Kids will be fascinated with the idea of transformation into an animal, and parents will recognize the sense of change their children undergo at summer camp.
What is there to say? I was not overly impressed. The language was a bit too simple, forced, and awkward. I am not entirely sure what to pinpoint in the writing style but it bugged me.
The lack of detail of the actual trip to Wolf Camp was upsetting. Maddie sees a flyer for Wolf Camp and her parents allow her to go. She writes them a letter on one page and then she’s home. I just thought for a book about Wolf Camp, that there would actually be more details at home.
What made the book semi-interesting was the wonderful illustrations by Bonnie Leick. I know that kids would find the pictures interesting and that, enough, would be able to keep its attention. The rest would be required of the person reading the story to breathe a little life into the words.
While not overly thrilled with Wolf Camp, some may like it. Although it is not one I would personally purchase, I would borrow it from the library.