Mom Made Us Write This in the Summer by Ali Maier is not only a summer journal, but a joint journal written by 10-year-old twins, Max & Maggie. Their mom has the brilliant idea of having the twins share a journal to develop their communication skills (they think that's ridiculous): one picks the topic each time, but then they both have to write to that topic. They are also allowed to comment on each other's entries (in a positive manner). It's actually hilarious & even got me laughing aloud because I felt like Maggie & Max were my own kids complaining about me!
As siblings often do, they sometimes choose topics that they KNOW their twin would hate, such as going to the doctor (Maggie is terrified of the doctor and shots), or shopping (Max despises shopping). The kids' point of view and their drawings add to the humor of the story.
Mom Made Us Write This in the Summer is a fun read & perfect timing for summer! There are also two more books in the series: Mom Made Us Write This: Write your