Expected publication: June 14th, 2011
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!!
**ebook from Cedar Fort Books through netGalley. Thanks, Cedar Fort!