This is my last children’s book about summer. I will review one more book about Ontario’s best nature hot spots in my next review. But for now, I will focus on Marie-Louise Gay’s book.
In this middle-grade reader for kids, something fishy seems to be going on. School is out for the summer but Charlie’s parents haven’t announced their usual off-the-beaten-track vacation plans.
Will they spend the summer canoeing with alligators in Okefenokee? Will they be eating grasshoppers in Mexico? Or will they be surviving tornadoes and sandstorms and hurricanes?
Charlie soon finds out that this summer they are staying in their hometown of Montreal. No travels and no wild adventures this year, he thinks.
But it turns out Charlie is wrong. From the Storm of the Century and wild animals in his own backyards to the perils of summer jobs and spying on an ax murderer with his little brother, Charlie soon realizes that if you’re looking for adventure, it will always find you, even if on your own doorstep.
I loved this book! And it is one more reason to enjoy the summer months.