Book: Rational Raccoons' Summer Vacation by Denise E Valenticategories: Book, Raccoons, Family Vacations, Animals, Beaches, Road Trips, Children's Book
Denise E Valentiabout this book: This book is an adorable rendition/spoof on the classic National Lampoon's Vacation movies with Chevy Chase. It is a childrens' book with the title characters, Rocco, Rowy, Zoey and Ricky, a raccoon family that encounters similar antics and mishaps as the characters in those beloved movies. The raccoon family ventures out for a long road trip together to Turtle Beach. It is also based on my own family's experiences while driving to our beach house on the southeast coast. There are plenty of laughable moments and typical family mishaps that arise from the beginning of the trip to the ending that will resonate with all families as well as those in the vacation movies.
This story book can be a great resource for parents who are venturing out for a road trip with their children and elementary teachers who want to prepare students to enjoy some of the fun and mishaps that may occur on a summer vacation trip. The primary readers are children ages seven to eleven and of course, parents of all children. The story will arouse questions as well as laughter from children as the pages turn, giving the parent food for thought to raise their child's curiosities.
I wanted the cover of the book to represent the family in their car all packed up for the road trip to generate the enthusiasm and anticipation that is usually felt upon the onset of such an adventure! On the last page of the story there is a lovely picture of a raccoon tail, captioned, "A Raccoon Tale" to add to the humor of the book. This is a family oriented childrens' book that is a must see for all !
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