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Lenny and Mel's Summer Vacation

Lenny and Mel's Summer Vacation

Illustrated by: Erik P. Kraft
For Ages: 7 - 10
Lenny and Mel kick off their incredible summer vacation by doing something huge, something they haven't done since last summer: nothing. They loaf. They doze. They dig into the fridge and come up with new and exciting lunch foods. They're bored -- and it's great! Then August hits, and it's time to go to the cabin. This means piling into the car with Grandma and their parents at the crack of dawn, and driving miles away to breathe fresh air, climb trees, and play with sticks.
Dad says it'll be an "adventure." But Lenny and Mel know this is parent code for "bad stuff." Why can't they just do what they want this summer?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 64 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689868740 | 
  • April 2012 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
List Price $6.99
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Read an Excerpt


Best Day Ever

That day is like no other. The sun seems sunnier, the birds are not all pigeons, hot dogs are plumper, and real dogs don't smell quite as bad when they get wet.

It was the first day of summer vacation.

"This is the best," said Lenny.

"You bet," said Mel.

They were in the living room. Mel was lying on the couch. Lenny was lying on the floor. It was nine A.M. and they weren't at school.

"I could do this all day," said Lenny.

"I could do this all summer," said Mel.

The boys' father walked into the room. "So what are the big plans for vacation?" he asked.

"This," said... see more

About the Author

Erik P. Kraft

Erik P. Kraft lives in Boston, where he constantly has an eye out for undercover reporters. His school didn't have a monkey club either.




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