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Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.

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Many kids (as well as adults) will relate to Justin's fears, and will enjoy the mix of irony, fretfulness, and occasional brilliance with which he confronts them. Author Rachel Vail has a well-deserved reputation for not having forgotten what it feels like to be a kid, and in particular for understanding the kinds of things kids actually worry about, whether they make any sense to adults or not. And Matthew Cordell's funny line drawings add to the fun.

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