Monday, October 10, 2016

OMG...I Did it Again! Book review and giveaway


Welcome to Middle Grade Monday! Today I am taking part in the blog tour for OMG, I Did it Again! by Talia Aikens-Nunez. First up is my review, then a little about Talia, followed by a GIVEAWAY!

The Book- 

Fifth-grader April wakes up from a dream about elephants, only to find a parade of elephants marching down her street! April has recently decided to become a witch and using a spell book, searches for a way to undo her dream magic. Her good friends Grace and Eve pop over to help out and together they find out a way to return the elephants to Africa and give them a safe habitat.

My Thoughts-

I'm a bit divided on this one. First, because I didn't read book one in the series, the first two chapters were hard to follow. Things just start up and keep going while I was trying to figure out what had happened to April's brother in the past and how she had suddenly become a witch. The good thing is that the plot is very solid, easy to follow, and there is no deviation. After the first couple chapters, young readers will know what's up. Also, there are several funny situations, like elephant poop collection, that will have young one's laughing. The book is an easy read, with quick chapters and an understandable plot.

Our three main characters work well together and help each other to fix April's problem. That being said, the voices of the three girls are way older than they should be. In fact, I thought Eve was someone's grandmother at first. The author's try at southern slang for an eleven year old is odd. The whole time I was reading I couldn't help thinking these kids were way too mature for little kids. I'm going to stretch and give it 3 stars!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR-

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Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children's books. Talia's family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. They live on a river in Connecticut with their kids.


$25 Blog Tour giveaway

Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 10/31/16 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I've seen it around and think it looks and sounds cute. I'm sure kids will enjoy it!

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  2. Sounds like a fun story. I will look for it as I always seem to have requests for this type of book. Thanks for the review.

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  3. Sounds like a very fun story! While I may not be into it, my 5th grade sister probably will like it. I will relay the book to her. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. This sounds like it has a specific audience. I love the humor. Love the cover and title.

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  5. The premise is really intriguing--love the elephants and the humor! Thanks for featuring this!

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  6. This sounds fun. Thanks for the review and the great giveaway.

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