Okay, honestly, I tried really hard to read this. This story was not geared towards my age level though, so I tried hard to keep that in mind. As I read, it seemed like a story that would generally appeal to 8-12 year old boys nationwide. The writing was hard for me as an adult to follow, so I was not able to finish the book. It was a general silly type story with fantasy of a young boy who gets stuck in another world of his aunt’s nest of hair. So, read the first chapter and see if it is something your boys might like. i think H. might like it, if I could get him to read it. -Martha
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
and the book:
Zonderkidz (August 6, 2010)
***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zonderkidz for sending me a review copy.***
Jenn Kelly lives in Ottawa, Canada, but her heart lives in Paris. Or Hawaii. She hasnt 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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She studied editorial and childrens 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)
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