Sadie, Ori, and Nug­gles Go To Camp

  • Review
By – October 31, 2014

Sadie loves sleep away camp and hopes her younger broth­er Ori will love it, too. The activ­i­ties are great and being Jew­ish at camp is com­fort­able and fun. Ori looks for­ward to his first sum­mer there, hav­ing heard so much about it from Sadie. But one thing weighs on his mind — whether to bring Nug­gles, the stuffed ani­mal he sleeps with at night, or to leave Nug­gles home. Will he miss Nug­gles and be unable to sleep if he doesn’t bring him? Will he be teased and look like a baby if he does? After much delib­er­a­tion, Ori decides to bring Nug­gles along and, to his vast relief, finds that many oth­er campers have their ver­sions of Nug­gles, too. 

This short pic­ture book por­trays a real­is­tic look at a nat­ur­al con­cern. It is amus­ing­ly told and accom­pa­nied by col­or­ful, whim­si­cal illus­tra­tions which make camp look like lots of fun. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 4 – 8.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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