Author: Paul Fleischman
Illustrator: Kevin Hawkes
Reviewed by: Nikolas C., Grade III
Weslandia is a book about a boy who does this summer project. So here's how the summer project goes: He is going to create a new civilization. He does this by digging and letting new seeds come in and make new plants. Wesley makes bug repellant and sunscreen from the plants. He makes clothes from the plants' skin. He invents a new language. At the end of the summer he has a lot of new friends because he is so cool and creative.
The book takes place in Wesley's backyard. He lives in an ordinary town. It is summertime.
Wesley is the main character. He is very creative because he just wants to see what happens if he digs up some ground. At the beginning, he doesn't have any friends because he is different.
The illustrations seem so real. I can't believe how the artist drew it.
I love this book. I like it because it is so imaginative and he makes up his own games and his own alphabet and language. My favorite part of the book was when he has no shortage of friends. I have a personal connection with Wesley because I am so imaginative and Wesley is so imaginative.
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