Review: Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks by Janice Wills Kingsbury

Lexi Goes on VacationReview by Éowyn Arendt

“Ms. Janice and Mr. Rob have vacationed in the seashore town of Duck in North Carolina for 10 years. Duck is a friendly place with sandy beaches where children and dogs romp to their hearts content. This year Lexi, a new addition to their dog family, will come too. But the vacation will be like no other and as the sun sets on the beach it promises to be a long night, one the family will never forget!” –

If you like dogs, I recommend this book.  I like that it got a little scary in the middle and then everything was okay.

The dogs are very well drawn! Lexi’s expressions told me what he was feeling, and he looked very nice and cuddly. The parents looked a lot younger than they sounded in the writing, though. There could maybe be more dog stuff in the car or on top when they’re driving to their vacation. I love how the illustrator added shadows to the pictures!

I like that there are real photos in the back of the book to show that it was a real story. I also like that they show how the family of dogs has grown! (The Chihuahua is my favorite.)

This was a really good book and I would love to read more about Lexi’s adventures or about the other dogs.

Title: Lexi Goes on Vacation to the Outer Banks

Author: Janice Wills Kingsbury

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Publication: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, October 21, 2014

Price: $3.99 (Kindle), $10.79 (paperback)

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