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Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity

Mary Hershey’s new book - Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity - is a great, great, GREAT summer read! We’re so excited to share it with you in this Kidzworld summer book review!

Camp Calamities

Anyone who’s ever had summer camp adventures will really love – and probably be able to relate to – this book. In Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity, the main character, Effie, is a fourth grader who is going to her very first year of summer camp (remember how nervous/excited you were when it was your first year at camp?). Well, Effie’s a pretty typical kid, with an older sister that bosses her around, a group of great friends and one mean girl who doesn’t really like her. Effie’s also got big plans for her first summer at camp – she wants to win the Outstanding Camper of the Week award. Unfortunately, there were a few minor details she didn’t plan on, like getting altitude sickness - otherwise known as homesickness.

Love and Pollywogs from Camp CalamitySummer Camp

Sister Trouble

Effie’s problems seem to get even worse when her bossy big sis, Maxey, arrives at camp. Maxey’s sworn up and down that she won’t talk to Effie the whole time they’re at Camp Wickitawa - and she does a pretty good job sticking to that promise and totally ignoring her kid sis. But even with the silent treatment, having Maxey around proves to be not much fun at all for Effie.

Food Fight & Sink or Swim

To top it all off, Effie quickly discovers she can’t stomach camp food (why, oh why does the mac and cheese have to come with peas in it? Can’t the camp chef just leave those little green things out?), and isn’t the strongest swimmer. Could things get any worse? Of course they can! But you’ll have to read Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity to find out how!

Love and Pollywogs from Camp CalamityMmm...Smores

About the Author

Mary Hershey has a number of fond memories from Camp Talaki, which now rests at the bottom of a big lake not too far from her home. She swears she had nothing to do with that! What she loved best about camp was her afternoon snack, reading, getting benched from swim class and mail call, because she never gave up hope that her mom would send her a one-way bus ticket home. (She did send marshmallows, and an encouraging note.)

Get it now: Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity

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Should Sindy Give the Sweat-shirt Back?

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tbhskylas posted in Debating:
That i not the point. do you have a sister or brother. If you don't imagine you do. Then someone came up and cut there spinal cord. How would you feel? And if the mother doesn't want the child then she can give it up. And if they cant afford the cost of a new life(Which does make sense by the way)Then they can get help, go back to school or get a job. This isn't like they have no choice. They do.
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"tbhskylas" wrote: "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote: "AlphaT" wrote: "Wishyouweremehehe" wrote: women should have a right to choose an abortion up until the term in its pregnancy when it can actually sense itself which is about 6 months old, and guess what you cant actually abort a baby after 6 months in clinics so its not a big deal 1. What does it mean to sense oneself?  2. Why is self awareness the difference between life and death?  ​Since the baby isn't fully developed at that point it can not feel, learn, think, remember etc. so aborting it up until that point is completely harmless cause the baby has yet to know anything its basically just a wad of cells like a tumor till about 6 months in term. Aborting a baby in those months is literally like throwing away an egg and a ##### that happened to grow, and for some people that's a better option, in the United States thousands of people go bankrupt from medical bills including bills for child birth (which is ridiculous I don't think anyone should be charged for giving birth, thank god for canada's medical system) and that can put the mother out on the street homeless with a baby. Having a baby isn't a good option for everyone, think about girls in school or college who get ##### or whose partner convinces them not to use protection and then run out on them? The responsibility of caring for that child is forced upon the mother who typically doesn't have the funds or means to raise a child. And don't say "if they didnt want a baby they should have used protection or birth control, cause some time their partners are sleezeballs or they both forget or they are #####, and birth control is expensive and messes with you bodies hormones. And what about Mothers who just don't want that stress on their body? Cause birth is painful and exhausting and it can physically change a person. And what of the girls who it would possibly die when giving birth ? I strongly believe that no one should be able to force a person to something with their own body that they don't want to, now I don't exactly recommend abortion but I believe a woman would know when its a good time or not for her to have a baby. If a man can walk out of a pregnancy so can a woman. You just dont get it do you? Even though it cant feel or see that thing is still living. It is alive. It hiccups it burps twins play with each other. Its still there so that is exactly like killing a week year old baby. You are killing a life. That is not ok in ANYONES BOOK. or at least it shouldn't be. Technically by your standards we should all be in prison and ashamed of ourselves cause we stepped on an ant or ladybug, or because someone got treated for cancer because hey tumors are living they are LIFE.
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Ame-Alpha posted in Debating:
Omigosh Yes @Jordan08 i love what you post!  :)
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Honestly both suck, but i would definitely choose Hilary cause she stands for gun control and women's rights. Now i know alot of you Americans want your guns "for your protection" but is it really safe if just everyone can have one? Canadas gun laws are alot more strict and guess what our klast mass shooting was like 7 years ago and hardly as many people died in comparison as most of the shootings in the states. I already made my point about abortion up above, so yes i definitely think she's a better choice for the states even though shes not perfect but what politician is? Literally every politician is shady and has something they are hiding, and the FBI looked into her em**ls and found nothing, her deleting em*#ls means nothing what so ever, even if she deleted them they would still be on a server which the FBI would be able access yet they came up with nothing, yet there is viable proof that Donald Trump is a liar, racist, cheater, sexist, tax evader(he makes over a million each year and he avoids his taxes that means you either have to pay more taxes or your roads don't get fixed, your schools don't get funding, medical research gets less funding, military gets less and so on), he buys out from china, and he sides with Putin. This man is gonna end up with a world war on his hands if he wins because I bet he will sell out to the Russians in a heart beat because he is greedy.
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What if they were r*ped? They would have to have a baby. They should have a right to remove the fetus. Men should not choose what women do, and women should have the right to be able to control her baby. We do give the birth after all!!
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