Congratulations to these enthusiastic young critics who shared their reading recommendations with us in July. Each wins a $25 gift certificate from Crow Bookshop in Burlington. We loved reading about all the entrants' literary adventures and have included some excerpts below.
"I loved how all four main characters have something to be afraid of. Maddy is deathly afraid of spiders and other bugs. Theo is petrified of dying. Lulu is scared of confined spaces. And Garrison is terrified of water. Everyone is unique, with their own fears. Thank goodness everybody is different."
— Madison Perham, 11 of Hyde Park
"My favorite part of the book was when the author describes how most people think of sheep as airheads when really they have no way to defend themselves. They can't bite, scratch, kick or buck (except for the occasional ram) so their only response is to run in the opposite direction of the 'scary' object."
— Rebecca Moriarty, 11 of Jericho
"The Enormous Crocodile is a bad crocodile. He wants to eat children! I liked the end when Trunky the Elephant spun the Enormous Crocodile around and around and threw him to the sun."
— Ava Bouchard, 8 of South Burlington
Montgomery Center, VT
Summer Ecology and Adventure Camp for children ages 6-14. Week long sessions of Day and Overnight camp. Activities include nature study, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, art, gardening, camp craft, animal tracking, orienteering and swimming. Most activities take place on the 500-acre Hazenís Notch Conservation Lands, a private conservation area including forests…(more)