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P.S. I Still Hate It Here: More Kids' Letters from Campby Diane Falanga
Synopses & Reviews
For every parent whoand#8217;s ever received a letter from a homesick child or anybody whoand#8217;s ever written their parents with crazy requests from their bunk, P.S. I Hate It Here: Kidsand#8217; Letters From Camp will delight with hilarious and heartwarming real-life letters.
In the bestselling tradition of nostalgic looks at classic rites of passage, such asand#160;Camp Camp and Bar Mitzvah Disco, P.S. I Hate It Here: Kidsand#8217; Letters from Camp captures a childhood experience shared by millions. This collection of real letters written by children ages eight to sixteen to their parents about their adventures at summer camp are laugh-out-loud funny and will have readers reminiscing about their own camp days.
More than 150 letters cover all the imaginable scenarios of sleep away camp, from acing the cabin lice inspection, to rowing in the and#8220;ricottaand#8221; race, to breaking the bad news about a retainer lost in the wilderness. These letters reveal that kids are wittier and more sophisticated than we might assume, and that the experience of being away from home for the first time creates hilarious and lasting memories.
Inspired by her daughter's "melodramatic rants" from camp, Diane Falanga collected 150 hilarious, poignant letters from kids 8-16 ... Read it and remember.
- People Magazine
Whether your kid is in camp or you cherish your own memories of s'mores and Color Wars, you'll get a kick out of P.S. I Hate It Here! , a book of real-life, laugh-out-loud letters from camp.
- Redbook Magazine
Kids just left for sleepaway camp? See how their letters from home measure up to the humorous missives in the new book "P.S. I Hate It Here: Kids' Letters From Camp" by Diane Falanga, a collection of more than 150 real letters.
'P.S. I Hate It Here' compiles notes home from camp with love - a handsome, actually quite beautiful, little book.
- Chicago Tribune
Trust me when I tell you that not only will your kids get a kick out of the amazingly funny letters contained in this book, you and your friends will too.
- Chicago Parent Magazine
This collection of kids' actual letters home brings back all the hilarity and homesickness of sleepaway camp. and#160;Each image displays children's creative spelling, their pleading to be picked up or for permission to stay "just two more weeks." and#160;Parents and seasoned campers will enjoy reading this collection and laughing at (or commiserating with) these familiar dilemnas: and#160;"I hate it here! and#160;The letter before this about me starting to have fun was not true ..."
- San Diego Family Magazineand#160;
A hilarious and heartfelt series about the particular magic of summer campandmdash;a place where reinvention is possible and friends are like familyandmdash;from a sparkling debut talent.
Finally, itand#39;s summer! Stephanieandmdash;aka Slimeyandmdash;has been counting the days until she can return to her favorite place in the entire world, Camp Rolling Hills. And this year sheand#39;s especially happy to be backandmdash;sheand#39;ll have eight blissful weeks away from home, where life has been decidedly rocky.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; New kid Bobby, on the other hand, is pretty sure heand#39;s in for the worst summer of his life. He does not understand his weirdo cabinmates, the group singing, and the unfortunate nicknames (including his: Smelly). But he does understand Slimey, and the two soon fall in crush. This summer might not be so bad after all!
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; But then a fight sets off an epic, campwide, girls-versus-boys prank war. Bunks are raided! Boxer shorts are stolen! And itand#39;s up to Slimey and Smelly to keep the peace.
andquot;Camp Rolling Hills is funny and sweet. It brought me back to those amazing summer camp summers and my very first taste of young adulthood.andquot; --Michael Showalter, co-writer of Wet Hot American Summer
andquot;Stacy Davidowitz gets the magic of camp and the wonder of being twelve just right. Camp Rolling Hills is both heartwarming and laugh-out-loud hilarious.andquot; --Elissa Brent Weissman, author of Nerd Camp
On the heels of the successful P.S. I Hate it Here comes an all-new, even more outrageous and laugh-out-loud funny collection of real letters written by children ages eight to sixteen to their parents about their adventures at summer camp. Written with the same wit and honesty that made the first book a runaway hit, these new letters take the reader on a familiar adventure that conjures up the experience of being away from home, and the hilarious and lasting memories that accompany that special place called sleepaway camp.
Praise for P.S. I Still Hate it Here:
“Will give you and your friends a good laugh while you’re at the beach and the kids are away.” —Geek Mom
About the Author
Diane Falanga, a mother of two, was inspired to put this book together after receiving her eight-year-old daughter's hilarious letters home from camp. After sharing her story with a number of friends, and sending e-mails across the country she was able to gather a few hundred laugh-out-loud letters for this collection. She is an interior designer and founder of the Heart Homes Initiative of Designs for Dignity (a not-for-profit providing furniture for those in need). Diane lives on Chicago's North Shore.
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