Which Thelma Bee character are you?
The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti
So…I thought The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee was going to be like a Lemony Snicket type book. Oh and with some science. And who doesn’t love science? But you know what? It didn’t seem like that at all to me! This fun middle grade novel felt like a touch of Dickens (Bleak House) or even that other one with the weird lady in the wedding dress? Coupled with Bill Nye Science Guy. Maybe with just a touch of Mr. Hooper from Sesame Street.
There’s so much to love about this book it’s difficult to know where to begin. My fave character, however, is Eugene. He would be the Mr Hooper character. I love Eugene’s sense of adventure and the fact that he makes super great hot chocolate. I kinda dig his helmet too. His ghost hunting helmet. Don’t know what that is? Read the book to find out!
Props to author Erin Petti for including some diversity in the book. Her BFF Alexander is Native American, Eugene is Hispanic and peppers his conversation with Spanish words. He’s fun! Much more fun than mean old Mr Understone or as I call him Undersnoot; cause he’s always sneering at our heroine.
Check out the author, Erin Petti or check the book out here. It’s a great addition to your middle grade reader’s library.