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FEATURE FRIDAY: OMG I Did it…Again? by Talia Aikens-Nunez

Last year or so I reviewed a book by Nunez about a girl who inadvertently discovers she’s a witch and turns her annoying little brother into a puppy or something. I always thought that it was a good thing my pumpkin wasn’t first because she would for sure turn her brother into a toad or a newt or something creepy and disgusting! Nunez’ follow up to OMG Am I a Witch? is OMG I Did It..Again?

OMG . . . I Did It Again by Talia Aikens-Nunez

So, April’s witchcraft is at it again and this time she brings elephants into the neighborhood! Naturally, hilarity ensues as she and her squad try to figure out how to get the elephants to go back home.

What’s especially interesting about Nunez is that her very first book is a bilingual picture book called Escucha means Listen. How many times have you wished you had words in Spanish for every day words? How great is it to speak a second (or third) language? How awesome would it be if your child could speak to others in their language?

Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Nunez

In Escucha Means Listen Talia gets our littlest friends to stop chattering for a minute and listen to the sounds around them and then names these sounds in Spanish.

How adorable is that??

Bilingual books for the win! Two thumbs up for diversity with these books!

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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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