Friday, December 30, 2011

A Special Guest Post by Abby Mae reviewing Ap Miller's Newest

Abigail is just the cutest and sweetest girl you're ever going to meet.  I'm not just saying this because she happens to be related to me and her mother is likely to hit me on the head if I don't.  She really is sweet, and she's cute as a button.  I think I like best, though, that she's as sharp as a tack.  So (drumroll, please) here is my lovely daughter Abigail Mae reviewing Ap Miller's Peter and the Pumpkin Patch.

My Review of Peter and the Pumpkin Patch by Ap Miller
by Abby

This book is just wow! It's funny.  It's classic pumpkin!  And... it's like a mythical comedy story. I mean, pumpkins--they all get turned into pumpkins! Crazy funny.   I can't explain.  You will have to read it yourself.
p.s.: Funny, funny, funny!

Okay, tell me she isn't the coolest seven year old in existence!  Alright, here's my take on the book.  I have seven kids.  That's right.  Seven.  Go ahead, take a breath, breathe in...breathe out.  You okay now?  Alright, I have seven kids.  That means I've read more than my share of children's books.  Let me tell you a horrible secret.  Most of them suck.  There, I've said it.  Most children's books are pablum-spouting, boring, idiotic, patronizing, pedantic, semi-socially-conscious forays into the kind of lowest common denominator crap adults get thrown at them.

Thankfully, Ap Miller doesn't fall into this category.  I reviewed her YA book, The Boogedyman, and I loved that one, too. I just love when an author doesn't treat my children like stupid idiots.  I mean it, this book is clever and doesn't pander.  I loved it.  My twelve year old, my ten year old, and my seven year old each read it individually.  Then, they took turns reading it over and over to each other until they were practically reciting from memory.  It's great.  I love it.  You'll love it.


  1. I think Abby is one cool 7-year-old too and she can review any of the DWB Children's books she would like. Just let me know!

    Marie McGaha
    Publisher, DWB

  2. Wonderful! I'll let her know. I'm sure she'll be very happy about it.

  3. Abby already knows we think she ROCKS! This brought me to tears and you can promise her and the children they will be seeing books two on the way in a few more months!