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 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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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)
This was a fun book. I loved the chapter headings. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but was a bit uncomfortable with one part. Jackson and his family are vegetarians which is just fine, but I didn’t like the message that came across with meat being really bad and making you sick. Then all you have to do is eat a vegetable and you’ll be just fine and healthy.
At the end of this book, all I can say is, I want to go. I want to open the door and climb down into the darkness. You’ll want to go, also, after you read this book.
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