You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
and the book:
Zonderkidz (August 6, 2010)
Jenn Kelly lives in Ottawa, Canada, but her heart lives in Paris. Or Hawaii. She hasn’t decided yet. She is an undercover garden guru, painter, and chef, which has absolute nothing to do with this book. She won a writing award in grade 4, failed English Lit in university, spent many years writing bad poetry, and then decided to write a book. This is it. She is married to her best friend, Danny, and is mom to a five-year-old boy and a dog who worries too much. She embraces the ridiculousness and disorganization of life.
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Ari has worked as a freelance illustrator for a variety of projects, mostly in children’s media. Her specialty is character design and she most enjoys illustrating humorous and wacky predicaments.
She studied editorial and children’s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey. She uses a variety of media to create my images both traditional and digital.
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List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (August 6, 2010)
What a fun, silly, imaginative book! While the story itself is rather far-fetched – kids just discovering the joy of reading are going to LOVE this!! Personally, I really appreciated the formatting of the book and the fact that the reader was addressed almost directly at times. This book is going to give a whole new spin on read-aloud moments, bed-time stories and parent-child read-togethers.
I really don’t want to say too much to spoil your fun, but I’ll give you a clue where the story takes place: study the artwork on the cover very carefully!
There is a whole lot of silly, good-natured fun packed in this story, and young readers will enjoy this immensely!
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