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Friday, September 12, 2008

can't put it down

Annie Kate has been home sick, Jeff is out of town (if you are in Utah keep your eyes peeled for a cute freckle face with gray hair and braces) and I am knee deep in Pink Christmas (the sponsors have sent in the most amazing gifts for the pink envelopes going out on the 15th).
I saw a book review for Rapunzel's Revenge and when the authors (husband and wife) said it is fun to watch the kids read the entire book without putting it down, I thought let's go get it.
It is called a graphic novel - a new word for comic books.
When we got to the book store Annie Kate sat down in the store and read 1/4 of it and couldn't wait to get home to get back to it.
So far she loves it.
Have your kids read this book?
Looks like the authors are from Utah, maybe Jeff will run into them today.

19 comments:

Jenni C. said...

You don't know me, (I've commented on your blog once before about how awesome Brooks shoes are), anyway, I stroll on to your blog from time to time and I love Shannon Hale. She is a great writer. Check out her book "Princess Academy". You won't be sorry. I hope you don't mind that I read every now and again. I think you are pretty hilarious!

Karrie said...

I will check this one out for my 9 year old she love reading...thanks Kristi

P.S. I will be looking for the freckled face guy around and keep you posted.

Lauralee said...

I just read the goose girl... I will look for that book..
hope ak gets to feeling better soon.. and good luck getting everything packaged up!

momof3crazykids-Val said...

I just started reading the Goose Girl. I will also need to get Princess Academy. I'm sure that Rupunzel's Revenge is pretty good.
Can't wait for the pink envelopes!!

Barb said...

My 9 year old isn't a big reader yet, she CAN she just doesn't. I'll take your recommendation!

Traci said...

They were on the TODAY show this morning with Al's children's book club. It looked like a great book!

dougandcheryl said...

Shannon Hale is great. I have loved every book that I have read by her. My favorite was Goose Girl. I can't wait to get a look at this new one.

Melinda said...

That book looks great. I will have to look for it for my kids.
I am so excited for the envelopes to arrive.

Ashley said...

Kristi, I just got the ribbon today and it is beautiful! That was the funnest box to get! Thank you so much! I posted about it

http://itsgoodtobeashleycarter.blogspot.com/2008/09/ribbon-fairy.html

Cara said...

love Shannon Hale - will have to go and get this. Anything to get my 9 yr old to read!

Liz said...

Haven't read this one yet! But Shannon Hale is great. She has some good books out that AK or you would like.

michelle said...

I haven't read any Shannon Hale, but all the girls I know seem to love her. I love the idea of Rapunzel's Revenge!

Jill said...

I'm not familiar with this book at all, but will check it out.

Bek said...

We haven't read this one, but my 8 year old that doesn't love to read has discovered Graphic Novels and is loving them! I am so happy to know about this one.. we want to foster reading however we can...

Marie said...

'graphic novel?' That sound like something entirely different than a comic book. Glad that is what it turned out to be!

Kath said...

I just saw Shannon Hale Saturday night. She used to be in my ward and we had a little reunion and she made a brief appearance!
I love her books, I've read all of them and am looking forward to picking this one up!

Juli said...

No, I have not read this book, but Shannon Hale is one of my favorite authors. Yes, I confess, I read children's literature (in addition to everything else I can get my hands on.) The Princess Academy, The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, The one with Dashti, River Secrets, Austenland, I loved them all. Thanks for pointing this one out.

And by the way, my librarian mother in law had lunch with her last year.

Diana said...

is it too late to sign up for Pink Christmas? I missed doing it last year :)

Missy :o) said...

Looks like a good one!

Hey, I haven't heard anything from you about Pink Christmas. Did you get my sign up?? Just wondering!