Text, photos and illustrations copyright © 2012 by Christopher Pollock. All rights reserved. Published by Valley Community Learning Association, Nova Scotia.



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Dedicated to


My Nanny and Pappy









Author’s note: I choose to do a book about what I love the most; going to Ontario for Summer vacation and seeing my family. 

Summer 2012

Written by
Christopher  Pollock

Valley Community Learning Association, Nova Scotia

Mommy and I started our vacation going out for lunch with Elizabeth.  We were so happy to be in Ontario!

It was a very hot summer and I liked to be in the water.

Auntie Cheryl took me fishing with Molly and Isla.  It took me awhile to catch my first fish.

Isla and I played all day in the water making sand castles and I loved playing with my boat.

It was so hot and dry this summer that we didn’t get to have a campfire.  Molly still managed to do S’mores in the microwave!  I just sat and waited for her to bring them to me.

Pappy got very tired watching us play all day.  SHHHHHH – don’t wake him!!!

Molly taught me to surf – she is awesome!


Isla liked to catch frogs – she put them in the boat.

It is always sad to leave the cottage.  I love my Auntie and cousins! 

This year I also got to go to Auntie Tracey and Uncle Steve’s cottage for a week.  I learned to drive a boat.

We celebrated Nanny’s Birthday at the end of our vacation.

Back home I had my first Pony Ride.

I had a really good summer and can’t wait for next summer to start the fun all over again.  


This project was made possible through the generous support of the Family Literacy Endowment Fund

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