Monday, August 25, 2014
The Graham Cracker Plot by Shelley Tougas
Daisy knows her Dad is a good man and shouldn't be in prison. It was all just a big mistake...
Macmillan's Children Publishing Group and Net Galley allowed me to read this book (thank you). It will be published September 2nd; check with your bookstore for a copy.
Daisy's grandmother takes her to visit her father. Daisy's mother refuses to go or take her. Daisy is young enough they've colored the truth for her. As it turns out, that was a big mistake.
Daisy gets her sometimes friend, Graham, to help her figure out how to get her Dad out of jail. Graham comes up with a far-fetched idea that sounds good to Daisy. They'll get a car and driver and then create a diversion while Daisy throws wire cutters over the fence. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Not so...
They get a car and a driver who is mentally challenged from an auto accident. Then they add a miniature horse. And it just gets worse.
This is a tale about a girl who loves her father and wants to save him. She ends up finding out he's no angel and that even with plans things don't turn out. She still loves him and plans to see him, but she's grown up some after this adventure.
I think most kids would laugh over their antics as they attempt to carry out their plot. Murphy's law prevails. Here's your chance to give you young one a book that's fun to read but has an underlying message, too.