April 26, 2018

#BookTour: A Friendly Town That's Almost Always by the Ocean! by Kir Fox, M. Shelley Coats

About the Book:

Welcome to Topsea, the strangest place you'll ever visit. In this town, the coves are bottomless and the pier has no end in sight. There's a high tide and a low tide... and a vanishing tide. Dogs are a myth, but mermaids are totally real. And seaweed is the main ingredient in every meal-watch out, it might just start chewing you back!

New kid Davy definitely thinks Topsea is strange. His mom keeps saying they'll get used to life in their new town-it's just the way things are on the coast! But after his first day at Topsea School, Davy finds himself wondering: Why is his locker all the way at the bottom of the school swimming pool? Why can't anyone remember his name? (It's Davy!) And why does everyone act like all of this is normal?!

Through newspaper articles, stories, surveys, notifications, and more, follow Davy and the rest of Ms. Grimalkin's fifth grade class through the weird world of Topsea. (Whatever you do, don't make eye contact with the rubber ducks.)




Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Recommended Age: Middle Grade
Genre: Fantasy 
How I Acquired this book: Publisher
Overall rating: ★★★★★
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About the Author:
Kir Fox (Kirsten Hubbard) and M. Shelley Coats (Michelle Schusterman) are great friends, longtime critique partners, and ardent consumers of the strange and unusual. Kirsten is the author of the middle-grade novels Watch the Sky and Race the Night (Disney-Hyperion), and the young adult novels Like Mandarin and Wanderlove(Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books). She lives in Los Angeles. Michelle is the author of the middle grade series I Heart Band and The Kat Sinclair Files (Grosset/Penguin), and the middle-grade novel Olive and the Backstage Ghost and the forthcoming Spell & Spindle (Random House Children's Books). She's also the coauthor of the YA novel The Pros of Cons (Scholastic). She lives in New York City.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Crazy but in a good way! 

Check out author's other books? YES
Recommend this book? YES

Notes and Opinions:  I do not think there is a kid out there that would hate this fun book. I had fun reading it to my sister with all the crazy things that happen in the world it just made sense for kids.  We really loved the world this book is in as well as the characters.  It was funny and quirky and just really fun! Its a great book for those who can read well. But it was also fun reading it to her. She knew a lot of the words but others she needed help with. So I would say that it would work both ways.  You could do voices and take turns and have a lot of reading fun time with it.  

The book was very fast paced and we finished it over a few nights before bed. We can't wait for another book from this author and we thank the publisher for sending this to us because we had a blast with it! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Reading out loud, alone, or with a friend, you will totally have fun! 
 









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