Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blog Tour - The Mis-Adventures of Philip Isaac Penn




 Expected publication: June 14th, 2011 

Goodreads Blurb:
Pip, whose real name is Phillip Isaac Penn, feels that the world is against him as he struggles to deal with angry parents, a bossy older sister, a frazzled teacher, and memorable characters such as Bully Bart, Cheater Chaz, Know-It-All Nell, Liar Lizzy, Stealer Steffan, Conman Cody, and Tattle-Tale Tess.  Every day of the week brings another challenge that Pip handles in his own endearing way.  Yet, no matter how hard he tries, he realizes that it’s just not easy being a kid.
I thought this book was a cute read, but repetitive. My daughter thought it was hilarious!  And THAT is the significance of target audience. I'm an adult, so I don't like the circular and repetitive structure as much, but kids do. They love it. And Donna L. Peterson did it artfully.

Each chapter is another day in Pip's week of difficulties. His mornings begin the same way, with irritated family members because of some silly thing Pip did that makes perfect sense to him. He has troubles at school, deals with them creatively, and figures things out. His day ends better, but with the reinforcement that it's not easy being a kid.

My daughter giggled and giggled as she read this book, and that's all the convincing I need that it hits its mark with kids. Plus, I LOVE that cover!!

You can find more fun with PIP in the following places:
Facebook Fan Page
Also, five of the tour's participating blogs will be giving away a copy, so be sure to visit them. Click to see the full schedule

**ebook from Cedar Fort Books through netGalley. Thanks, Cedar Fort! 

18 comments:

Kittie Howard said...

Lovely review, Shannon. It's nice to know that kids are still kids and giggle at stuff adults find rather boring. Yes, it's very nice! Think PIP has a future!

Old Kitty said...

It's brilliant that your daughter loved this book! Yay!! that's all the recommendation needed for Pip and his misadventures! take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Sometimes it's so easy to forget who the target audience is when we review a book. Thanks for the reminder, Shannon. :D

Carolyn V said...

I love books my kids enjoy. It makes a huge difference. =)

Joanne Fritz said...

Haven't heard of this one, so thanks for the heads-up! I'm always looking for funny books for customers. Seems to be the number one request!

Deb Marshall said...

Will for sure put this o/o for the library! Thanks, Shannon!

Barbara Watson said...

Yes! It's all about the kids. =) Thank you for highlighting this one.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

thanks for the review. I'm glad it went over well with its target audience. It does sound cute, but I'm with you...I don't think I could handle the repetitive nature.

-Lauren

Shari said...

It looks like a cute book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Pam Torres said...

Great review. Just hopping around on the blog tour. It is nice to meet you and I will be following. I really like your blog!

Jolene Perry said...

The title had me. I love quirky stuff like this! Awesome!

Jen Daiker said...

I saw this morning on NetGalley this book and snagged a copy of it! I also snagged Cinder and Ella! Can't wait to give my review and so looking forward to reading both.

I'll keep in mind the fact that it might be slightly repetitive!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Just wanted to stop by and say HI!

salarsenッ said...

Wow! I find the fact that you've pointed out the difference between your 'adult' perception and your daughter's so interesting. Makes me go hmmm?? The book does sound charming.

Jennie Englund said...

LOVE the name Pip!

Your daughter is a lucky little thing, Shannon, to get to read stuff that's not even out yet!!!

Elana Johnson said...

Great review! I need to see if it's the right age for my daughter. How old is yours?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. sounds a perfect read .. and interesting to note the difference you felt v your daughter - but obviously her reaction had you rethinking ..

Cheers - it does sound fun .. Hilary

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's great your daughter loved this. It sounds like a great read for a middle grader. My daughter loves hilarious books definitely more than me too.

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