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Reviewed by Anna del C. Dye. for Readers' Favorite
We have all heard our kids complaining of hot and boring days during summer vacations. In this well-written book, Martha Rodriguez helps kids find a way to see things in a different light. She shows them how to do something about boredom without expecting others to entertain them so their day will be fun.
The story is simple. Three siblings are hot and bored one summer day, so they decide to ask for a pool. Their mother tells them that pools cost lots of money. The oldest child then finds a flyer in the mailbox that talks about a film competition for kids. The first prize is $100. With that they could buy a pool!
Now the children have a goal in mind, and they work together to make it come true. The older brother becomes the photographer and his brother and sister, the actors. They include their pets in their movie and spend the whole day filming. They forget how bored and hot they were. At the end they barely make it to the film competition. Then they just have to wait for the results.
This excellent book will give children new ideas of things to do to overcome boredom when school is out. It will also help them see that a little imagination can go a long ways on a boring day. It is fun and a great learning tool for all who read it. A Reel Cool Summer will become a must have addition to any home or school library.