Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Girl's thoughts on Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance (and giveaway winner announced!)

With nothing else to do over the weekend but watch the snow fall and shovel it (and in The Girl's case jump head-first in snow piles and emerge looking like a snowman), The Girl and I had some time to snuggle on the couch and read.  The Girl jumped at the chance to be included in her Auntie Serena's tour post for Ivy + Bean:  Doomed to Dance written by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, and she asked me to read the book to her.  Of course, I said yes, especially because now that she's 9 and reading most things by herself, I don't know how many more opportunities I'll have to read to her.

Anyway, I couldn't let her visit Serena's blog without having her answer a couple of questions for mine, right?  So here's what I got out of her:

Me:  Did you like the book?

The Girl:  Of course.

Me:  Okay...so what did you like about it?

The Girl:  It was funny.

Me:  Okay...and what was the funniest part?

The Girl:  The squid with the huge eye.

Me:  That was pretty funny.  So, why do you like the Ivy + Bean series so much.

The Girl:  It's funny.

Me:  You were on the phone with Auntie Serena talking about the book for 10 or 15 minutes, and that's all you have to say about it?

The Girl:  You'll have to read her blog to see my answers.

If you haven't already, check out Serena's review of Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance and her interview with The Girl.  My review of the book is here.

Disclosure:  We received a free copy of Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance from Chronicle Books for review purposes.


And the lucky winner of my Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance giveaway is Julie from Booking Mama.  Congratulations!  I hope you and Booking Daughter enjoy the book as much as The Girl and I did!



Serena said...

Congrats to Julie! Its a fun book. My other "neice" is getting my copy!

Love The Girl...she's a sly one!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that kids are always more willing to talk to people who aren't their mom?

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Is the girl of Serena's post really the same girl of this one?!!!!! :--) How funny!!!! :--)

bermudaonion said...

The Girl is hilarious!! Congratulations Julie!

Suko said...

Fun review! Many congrats to Julie!

Julie P. said...

Thank you so much! We are both very excited.

Violet said...

She is so cute :)

Congrats Julie.

Serena said...

Yup same The Girl! I called her on the phone to interview her for my post!

Iliana said...

Just wanted to drop in and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, Anna! Hope you all get lots of bookish goodies :)

Anna said...

~Serena: Sly is certainly a good word to describe here.

~Carolsnotebook: I have no idea, but it drives me nuts. LOL

~Rhapsodyinbooks: Yup, she's the one. LOL

~Bermudaonion: She thinks she's hilarious, too. LOl

~Suko: Thanks!

~Julie: You're very welcome. I look forward to your thoughts on the book.

~Violet: Thanks! She has her moments. ;)

~Iliana: Thank you! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, too!

The Tome Traveller said...

Merry Christmas to you to, Anna! Hope it was wonderful!