Thursday, July 26, 2012

Juniper Berry With Wombly the Wombat

Hey there Down Unders! Today we will be reviewing the book Juniper Berry, which was written by M. P. Kozlowsky and illustrated by Erwin Madrid (who did artwork for some movies like Madagascar 2 and Megamind, and books like The Wide Awake Princess). It was published by Walden Pond Press (an imprint of HarperCollins).

Juniper Berry is a young girl whose parents are rich and famous Move Stars. A new kid moves in next door and the two become unexpected friends. When their parents start acting strangely the two have to work together to find a way to save their parents.
What I liked about it: It was a fun story. It reminded me of Aesop's Fables, where there was a moral and a lesson to learn, but it didn't feel preachy or anything. And I loved, loved, loved the illustrations. I thought the story and the illustrations matched together very nicely.

What Wombly liked about it: It was engaging. Besides, I loved that her name was Juniper Berry, as I am fond of nibbling at juniper berries in my spare time. The characters were fun. But I think what stood out to me the most about this story was that it was memorable.

I agree with Wombly on that. When trying to think of something to blog about today, one of the first books that popped into my mind was Juniper Berry. This book is highly recommended by both Wombly and myself.

You Can Find Yourself a Copy:
At B&N
At Books-A-Million
An Indie Book Store Near You
Thank You for reading! Check back next week for a review on Mark Haddon's BOOM! (Or Chris Colfer's The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, if I finish it before next Thursday, since that just cam eout a few Thursdays ago.)

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