Monday, July 19, 2010

"The Magic Warble" Review and Giveaway!


When Victoria Simcox asked me to review her book “The Magic Warble,” I thought, Wow!  Somebody wants me to review a book!!!

And then I remembered that I don’t read books much these days, let alone know how to write a proper review of one.  Luckily Victoria didn’t know that, otherwise she might not have contacted me and I wouldn’t have got the chance to read her lovely story about fairies and gnomes and dwarfs and talking animals and a kick-ass middleschooler named Kristina.

Sidenote:  Is it okay to use profanity in a review about a children’s book?  I guess it's too late now. 

Anyways, back on topic.  I really enjoyed The Magic Warble.  It tells the tale of Kristina, a 12 year old girl with no friends to call her own besides her pet rat, Raymond.  One day, she is mysteriously transported to a mythical land called Bernovem where she finds out that she is the “chosen one” - the only one who can deliver the magic warble (which I pictured looking like a really cool rainbow-glowy marble) to its final resting place, thus releasing Bernovem from the rule of the really nasty Queen Sentiz.  Along the way, Kristina meets many different residents of Bernovem who help her throughout her journey - some nicer than others. 

Oooooooh....aren’t I foreboding?  But in a children’s book kind of way.  See, I’m learning.

I can honestly say I would have loved this book back in my middle-school days, so I’m tucking it away for Miss Ashley to read when she gets a little older.  But *you* can have a copy now all for yourself!

**WIN IT !**

Mandatory First Entry:  
To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post!  Need a topic?  Tell me your favorite children's book.  Pretty easy right?

Bonus Entries:
For bonus entries, leave a separate comment for each entry you do below:

[1 entry] Follow my blog by clicking the button in the upper right hand corner of my sidebar, or tell me that you already follow me!

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[1 entry]  Become a follower of Victoria's blog!

[1 entry]  Like "The Magic Warble" on facebook!

[1 entry]  Follow Victoria on twitter!

[3 entries]  Blog about this giveaway!  (Make sure to leave me a link to the post in your comment!)

**RULES**

This giveaway will end on August 2nd at NOON CDT. You must have your email address available on your profile or leave it in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.  The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond - otherwise, a new winner will be picked.  The item will be sent to the winner directly by the sponsor of this giveaway.  I am not responsible for damaged, lost or missing items.  

Let the giving-away commence!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of The Magic Warble to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.
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13 comments:

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I am so embarrassed to find that I was not already following your blog! I am now! (See, you just had to dangle a free book in front of me.)

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

My favorite childrens books are anything by Roald Dahl. He is genius. My kids also get a kick out of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle.

Molly said...

Hey pal,sounds like a great book. My kids love The Gingerbread girl, as long as dad is doing the voices. "Rory is especially cute singing I'll run and I'll run with a leap and a twirl you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread girl!"

Dani Hampton said...

Hey Megs! Such a fun concept for a book! My fav book as a middle schooler was any of The Babysitters Club books. I always love a series!

Megan said...

Woohoo! I'm always game for a book!

Megan said...

I already follow you of course!! :)

Amy H said...

Hey Meg!
Sounds like a fun book. I have been recently reminded (due to movie thats coming out) that my fav books as a child were the Ramona series.

Danae said...

We love Dr. Suess books around here, but my 7 year old is branching out. She likes the Magic Tree House series.

Danae said...

And I follow already.

Anna said...

Hmm...so many kids books to choose from being a kindergarten teacher....this week I will have to go with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle! But as a bit older child I loved all the Judy Blume books!!!

qandlequeen said...

Anne of Green Gables was my favorite children's book set (although Harry Potter is pretty awesome, but I read that as an adult so I don't count it as a children's book)

qandlequeen said...

I'm already following you

qandlequeen said...

And now I'm following Victoria