The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa

The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa
Written by Donnie Cranfill
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbler
Hardcover, 36 Pages
Kids, 2015, $19.95

Publisher's Synopsis:
Nick and Sarah are two young children very excited to be going to spend the weekend with their grandparents at Camp Nana Papa.

During the visit, they meet a special friend - Flash the Firefly.  They become great friends, and now he goes everywhere with them.  And, where is Camp Nana Papa? - it's not a place at all! It's the magic that lives in the "heart" of every grandchild and grandparent.

Experience Nick and Sarah having an unforgettable weekend with their grandparents.  Their adventures to Camp Nana Papa are loaded with fun, laughter, and memories that last a lifetime!

Discover the magic of Camp Nana Papa that lives in the "heart" of every grandchild and grandparent.

In life, nothing compares to the grandparent-grandchild relationship.  There is a saying around our camp:  "Once you're a Grand... you'll understand."

Donnie Cranfill is a writer and producer of both music and print.  He is a graduate of both Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Law.  He lives in South Carolina.

Jeffrey Ebbler has illustrated and occasionally written many picture books.  He has also worked as an art director, as a paper engineer for pop-up books, created murals for schools and churches, sculpted puppets, and performed for several marionette theaters.  You can find him online at

That cute little bug is Flash the Firefly.  He is a plush toy with a yellow bottom that lights up and flashes when you press his hand or stomach- depending on which size you have.  It comes in sizes medium (8 inches) and large (14 inches).  A battery is included.
Visit the Camp Nana Papa website at to learn more and as a special bonus - get 15% OFF your purchase by using CODE:  BLOGLOVE.

My Thoughts
A story about Grandparents.  My Grandparents passed away when I was young, so I didn't know them very well or get to spend much time with them.  In this book, Nick and Sarah spend the day having fun, doing the things many children do with their family.  It shows how important the relationship is.  The illustrations are colorful and very nicely done.  The only thing I didn't particularly like is saying Camp Nana Papa so much.  It pairs perfectly with Flash the Firefly, which is a stuffed toy that lights up and flashes just like a real firefly.  I Rated This Book:  3/5 Stars ***

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