Book Review: The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa


There are some things in life you should never take for granted. Hot showers, indoor plumbing, smartphones, and Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, to name a few. But more importantly are the relationships that you should value with everything you have.


I feel extremely blessed to have a great relationship with my parents. I grew up with my mom and dad – he was a preacher, she was a teacher – and my sister. While we had our issues with one another, our bond was strong and continues to this day. My parents were involved in my life growing up; they were a source of comfort, comfort, and love. They were there for me through school, my wedding, there for the birth of my children (Mom was in the delivery room with Spencer!), and now live within 30 minutes of our home. We worship together at church and my mom volunteers at the school where I work.


We have not had the opportunity for such a close relationship with my mother in law, who passed away at a young age, right after our oldest son was born. While we do have a good relationship with my father in law and my husband’s stepmother, it has taught us not to take people for granted. You never know how long the people dear to you will be around.


I was asked to receive and review a children’s book, The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa, written by Donnie Cranfill (illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler).

From the Publisher

The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa™ is the book grandchildren love! We introduce you to Nick and Sarah and their amazing friend Flash the Firefly™ as they enjoy a wonderful weekend full of activities and fun with their grandparents at Camp Nana Papa! The hard back book comes with a dust jacket and rich illustrations bringing Nick’s, Sarah’s, and Flash’s adventure to life. Follow them as they swim, run, play, go to the zoo, roast marshmallows and much more! Written by Donnie Cranfill with illustrations by Jeffrey Ebbeler. The book is 34 pages long including 6 pages of fun activities to make each copy personal and special for each grandchild!

This adorable book is all about the lasting relationship between grandchild and grandparent and the fun adventures this family has together. My kids have been fortunate to spend weekends and even week-long stays with Grandma and Grandpa, where they go to museums, parks, fun events, and more! My mom, a veteran teacher, even plans activities so they can have themed “Grandma School”! It’s adorable.


The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa would be an excellent gift for a child who is planning a getaway to Grandma and Grandpa’s home, or a Grandparents Day present for a loving grandparent in your life! We love this book for the bright illustrations and warm storyline. Visit to purchase the book and get other great ideas for your family’s own Camp Nana Papa!


Disclosure:  I was given a complimentary copy of the book to facilitate my review. I was not paid for this review.

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About Krista

Krista is a full-time working mom of two boys, currently aged 6 and 5. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, Brandon.

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