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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp by Shana Gorian is a beautiful story of friendship which revolves around Rosco, a two-year-old German Shepherd who goes to a summer sleep-away-camp for the first time with James and his sister Mandy. The young campers have to adjust to the new surroundings and also have to overcome their fear as they are away from their comfort zone for the first time. At the camp, they meet different kinds of children and also go through many adventures which make the kids experience new things that remove their fears and also help them to overcome obstacles in their lives. It also shows the heroic behavior of Rosco who helps James and Mandy. It's story of trust; it's a story of friendship, and children will be entertained till the very end.
The adventures the kids experience at the camp are tangible and relatable, making the story enjoyable. Its an excellent bedtime storybook that kids will enjoy listening to before going to bed. It can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Rosco is lovable and all kids will want to have a companion like Rosco by the time they finish reading this book. The book is also informative and children get to know what happens at a summer camp and the various activities that take place when they are at a camp. The book conveys good messages which makes it more appealing as the qualities of trust, loyalty, and friendship are highlighted as the story unfolds.