EMWF Kids' Reads

Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field
Written by Angela Ahn, Illustrated by Julie Kwon
Published by Tundra Books

A book review by Addison (8) and Eli (9)

Addison's Review

Hi Addison! Can you tell us what this book is about?

I think this book is about family togetherness and also paleontology.

What do you like about this book? 

I liked all the dinosaur facts and thought the book had a lot of funny parts too.

What is your favourite part of the story and why? 

The road trip and the mission to keep Hammy out of the seniors home were my favourite parts because of the adventure in it. 

Why should other kids read this book? 

A lot of other kids with little brothers or sisters would be able to make a connection to the book and they might learn new things about dinosaurs and how family works.

Who would you recommend this book to? 

My next door neighbour because he loves reading and I think he would love this book.

If you could ask the author a question, what would it be? 

Why did you write this book and have you ever been to the Tyrrell Museum in real life?


Eli's review

Peter Lee's Notes From The Field is a book of fiction based on things that could happen in real life. It was written by author Angela Ahn. It is a story about a curious 11 year old named Peter Lee, his love of paleontology, and his family. Peter dreams of one day becoming a paleontologist. His dream comes true sooner than he expects, when his annoying brat sister L.B. discovers a dinosaur dig in Drumheller Alberta. The family takes a trip to Drumheller and during their adventure Peter notices things are not quite right with his grandma Hammy. Peter learns she has dementia (a problem with forgetting things) and she might not be able to live near them anymore. Peter and his grandfather work together to help fix up the house to allow Grandma Hammy to live there longer.

Thank you Addison and Eli!