Title: Scamp and TrampScamp and Tramp
Author: Guyla Nelson & Saundra Lamgo
Illustrator: David Grassnick
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Beginner
Star Rating: ★★

I’m going to start this review off by saying that I’m not quite sure why this book was named Scamp and Tramp. I mean, with a title like that, one could reasonably expect this book to be about, well, Scamp and Tramp. Or at least to start with a story about them. Instead, one story can be found about Scamp and Tramp – on page 63 – and that’s it. All the other stories are about random children and animals.

As far as style and reading level goes, Scamp and Tramp can be considered a modern Dick and Jane. Each story is one to three pages long and features a SUPER basic storyline in which the main words are repeated over… and over… and over…

Unfortunately Scamp and Tramp didn’t contain the same charming 1950s era illustrations, but as a counterbalance, it did contain several references to God and prayer.

Conclusion. I’d probably recommend non-fiction readers for this reading level, since stories can’t really explore the kinds of themes that makes later fiction so valuable.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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