Thursday, September 26, 2013


Does your child like to read the Cam Jansen series?  If so, here's a new character by the same author that will make them smile.

Sourcebooks sent me an ARC of this story for review and for their blog tour (thank you).  It's being published this month, so you should be able to find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Danny is a pretty straight kid.  He tries to follow the rules, get good grades, participate in sports and do as his parents say.  He does well at it.  But now there is a new kid on his block and he's, well, he's weird.  He wears two different colors socks, he defies the no gum in school rule, and he likes to do experiments.  He manages to get Danny to participate in his experiment.  He might not have if Danny had known the experiment was going to be weird, too. Have you ever had to carry around a pound of jelly beans in your pockets???  Danny hadn't either.  And now, Calvin won't let him eat any!

This is a fun story for all children but I think most boys would get a real kick out of it.  Weird Calvin can read people and pick up on the non-verbal signs people show.  He's very good at determining pitches and the school's ball team needs that help.  His Mom cooks good food even if she's weird, too.  And Calvin Waffle is endearing.  He's real different, but he means well.  Haven't we all known someone in life like that at one time?

Why not read a silly story with some laughs and have some fun with your children?  Laughing is good for you!

Sourcebooks has allowed me to give away a copy of this book.  If you'd like to win it, leave a comment on this post, follow my blog, and email me at info at with your name and address and why you'd like it.  I'll pick a winner in a few days.

Best of luck to you and happy reading.

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