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OMG…Am I a Witch? TLC Book Tours

 

OMG...Am I a Witch

OMG…Am I a Witch?

 

Here is a book that I think is SO cute!  Have you ever wondered if you were a witch? Have you ever tried to cast a spell on someone and wondered if it worked or not?

April Appleton is so annoyed at her older brother that she searches the Internet for a spell to turn him into a dog. When the spell works, April realizes she has more powers than she ever dreamed of! Now she has to figure out how to turn him back to normal before her parents find out. She has little time, but with help from her friends Grace and Eve she finds a book of magic that will hopefully reverse the spell. Will it work, and will April’s newfound magic save the day?

Oopsie, that sounds like a teeny bit of a problem, right?  But a fun one to have, right?

So, check it out and see if April can change her annoying brother back into a human boy.  Brothers can be annoying but parents frown on changing their children into animals; no matter how justified.

So to answer your question, YES you are a witch. No not YOU, dear reader, you’re not a witch, ok well you might be a witch, but I’m really speaking to our heroine, April.  She, indeed is a witch, because she really did turn her brother into a dog. And thanks to her bestie Grace and new friend, Eve, they figure out what to do.  Fortunately, new friend Eve, is a descendant of New Orleans relatives who practice magee (that’s French for magic) and are in possession of an old book of magic.

Can you say HILARITY?

and wee wee pads?

This fun book was written by Talia Aikens-Nunez, a name that sounds musical enough to say over and over again!

You can find Talia on Facebook and at other blog stops on this TLC tour!

Oh yeah, did I mention that I’m a stop on the TLC Book Tour? Welcome aboard and enjoy the trip.

p.s. Don’t tick off your little sister or she just might turn you into a dog.  Or something worse.

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Children

REVIEW: Year of the Jungle by Suzanne Collins

You’re prolly very familiar with Suzanne Collins.  Long before Hunger Games, she had written Gregor the Overlander, which #1 son had read a young teen.  Now that she’s a household name and young kids are clamoring to read Hunger Games, which in my opinion is not suitable for anyone under 11, there’s finally a book for them!

Year of the Jungle

Year of the Jungle is a fictionalized account of a very young Suzanne Collins whose father goes off to fight in Vietnam.  Naturally, little Suzy doesn’t understand much of what’s going on.  The child’s perspective feels accurate and I’m sure this tale could be applicable to little ones today encountering their own missing parents due to war.

It’s beautiful and sensitive and adorbs! Add this to your get list.

I give it four paws for addressing post traumatic stress disorder in a way a younger one might see it.

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Books Children

Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story by Elisa Kleven

I have a LOVELY book for you today, Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story by Elisa Kleven.  Look at these photos!

Glasswings

Claire was a Glassing butterfly.

Her wings, as clear as windows,

let the world shine through.

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While following Claire’s tale, the artsy childlike illustrations continue the sweet feel of the story.  Little do readers realize that we’re learning something about Glasswing Butterflies.

It’s delightful.

And my new favorite book.

Elisa Kleven has always been a fave of mine.  I remember reading Ernst, which I review soon.

Stay tuned for my Ernst review.

Meanwhile, grab this book while you can, it’ll be YOUR new fave picture book too!