It’s 99 degrees at Camp Oogie-Waa-Waa, and Aunt Tallulah’s latest goody package has just arrived from Antarctica.
Will it be another long, fluffy scarf?
A pair of six-fingered gloves?
A nice, warm hat?
Through a series of hilarious mishaps, Bettina and her Aunt Tallulah are ever so appreciative to have each other. Follow along as love, silliness, and surprises are exchanged through the mail between Bettina and her nutty aunt.
This story is told through a series of letters between Bettina and her Aunt Tallulah, who are both in very different climate settings. I love how Bettina nicely thanks her aunt for all the winter clothes and even wears them in the sweltering heat.
The illustrations are hilarious, especially all the penguins. Be on the lookout for all the hidden penguins.
Writing thank you letters and letters, in general, is a dying art. It was hard for me to write thank you letters as a kid because I had a hard time coming up with things to write, and also I didn’t want to do it. Books like this might inspire kids to write thank-you letters. Most activities are more fun if you see someone doing it in a book rather than having a parent force you to do it.
Sadly, this book has no sequel, which is a real bummer because the ending will leave you wanting more.