In Maria Scrivan’s books, her plucky main character, Nat, gets up to lots of everyday, growing up issues. This time, Nat’s adventures continue at summer camp in Nat Enough V03: Absolutely Nat. And while things do not go horribly wrong, there are bumps in the road for her. She learns this time that fear is okay to have, if you do not let it stop you. This, along with friendship issues, funny camp adventures and some interesting confessions, make up a fun new story by Scrivan. If you have not read books one and two, you should start there.
The signature style of illustrations we’ve expected from Scrivan grace the pages. The humor and seriousness of the text comes together in simple, but colorful images. You will bounce around wondering when Nat will finally overcome her fears of the water, wonder when bunkmates snoring will stop and if missing camp mascots are found.
If you are a fan of Terri Libenson, Shannon Hale, Jennifer Holm, Kayla Miller, and Raina Telgemeier you should give Maria Scrivan a try (if you have not already).
And speaking of Holm, if you know Sunny from other books by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, then you know this book, volume four Sunny Makes a Splash (with Matthew’s signature look to his work). However, this time we are dealing with the summer she turns 13 with first (not babysitting) jobs and boys entering the picture. And mom is none too happy about that! Not only that, but Grandpa has also moved from FL and is doing what he does best: be himself and all the fun that comes with that!
This book is a fun continuation of the late 1970s growing up and even has a Tweety Bird t-shirt that causes a stir. Anyone who grew up can relate to Sunny and the journey she takes just trying to find a little independence, new friendships (when all her old friends have left for the summer) and making a splash (and not just ketchup on her shirt as her new job is at the local pools snack bar).
If you are a fan of Terri Libenson, Shannon Hale, Maria Scrivan, Kayla Miller, and Raina Telgemeier you should give Jennifer Holm a try (if you have not already).