Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Hailey Twitch and the Campground Itch by Lauren Barnholdt is a fun adventure novel for early readers ages 7-10. This is the third book in the popular Hailey Twitch series that follows a spunky second grader named Hailey and her magical friend that no one else can see named Maybelle. I read this book aloud to my six year old son and four year old daughter and they absolutely loved it. Every day we read one chapter together and inevitably they would beg for more. They relished the story of Hailey’s adventures that seems to lead to tons of fun and lots of trouble.
Since we love to go camping, Hailey Twitch and the Campground Itch is particularly enjoyable as Hailey and her family and friend enjoy eating s’mores and hot dogs around the campfire and end up getting stuck in a tree house after dark. Will her magical friend be able to help them get back to their camp?
With fun and quirky illustrations by Suzanne Beaky and a delightful story by Lauren Barnholdt, Hailey Twitch and the Campground Itch is a wonderful story for summer reading. It reminds me of one of my favorite characters from childhood, Ramona Quimby and I suspect there will be many more delightful stories to come in the Hailey Twitch book series…….I know that my children will be eagerly waiting!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*