Today's choice is a FLIP ME book. What does that mean? To put it simply, it give you two books in one....you just have to FLIP the book upside down to read the second story. Saves money for both the consumer and the publisher while providing the reader with more reading pleasure. The book of the day is...
Now introducing, Maybelle! Woo-HOO! (and the crowd goes wild...then the crowd goes silent) Alas, where is Maybelle? Does anyone see her? Oh, wait...no wonder. You are looking for a girl, aren't you? Well, you are right, she is a girl in gender....not so much in form. Hmmm, let's see if you can guess what she really is. (Clues, clues...we need some clues....I know!) Maybelle lives at Number 10 Grand Street with the Peabody's where everything is "JUST SO". Her best friend is Henry...he is her voice of reason (for the most part). Her arch nemesis on most days is Ramona, the light of day (or a lightbulb), and.....shoes! Oh yes, and last but not least, she lives in the kitchen of her current home, more out of necessity than desire. So, any guesses? Oh come on...you must have at least one? No? Alright, time for the big reveal..... Ladies and gentlemen, our main character Maybelle is.....a cockroach! (EEEEEWWWW....I know, but keep reading...)
(WARNING....THOSE WITH WEAK STOMACHS OR IMAGINATIONS WITHOUT A PAUSE BUTTON, AVOID THE NEXT PARAGRAPH)
Both tales in this book really boil down to one thing causing her such trouble....food. She is tired of scraps on the floor; she wants to try human food straight from the source. In Maybelle in the Soup, she has the want and desire to sample the wondrously aromatic soup that Myrtle Peabody is making for the company arriving at any moment. This just does not work with the "JUST SO" enviroment the couple chooses to keep. I'll let you imagine the "fun" that insues from finding a Maybelle at your dining table....or in the food! Our second adventure in food land is Maybelle Goes to Tea. This story deals with Maybelle's curiousity regarding the Chocolate Surprise Cookies and what exactly the surprise inside is. (Yeah, let's just say that in the case of one cookie, it's NOT a nougat-ity center.)
(OKAY EVERYONE....RESUME READING...)
Special thanks to Henry Holt and Company/Macmillan for the review copy! For more information on the title, just follow the links in this post! Also, check out the author's website (via the link near the top of this post) as well....it's really rather fun!
Since we've discovered Maybelle's weaknesses (aka food in general), it seems only appropriate to pose a similar question to you? What one food is your most favorite? (I know you probably have loads of them, and they rank depending on your mood, but just pick one or two for your answer if you please....)
Until next time....happy holidays and happy reading!
**Please note the additional pictures of Maybelle and her friends are from the author's site. No copyright infringement intended. Check out her site for more fun!