Today's featured blog review comes from Geo Librarian–aka Heidi Grange, who is a Round 1 judge this year for Middle Grade Fiction and a regular participant in Marvelous Middle Grade Monday. Her very active blog features giveaways, blog tours, and other fun stuff in addition to numerous book reviews.
One of her reviews earlier this year covered MG Fiction Nominee Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night, written by Lenore Look and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. This ongoing middle grade series is heartwarming AND hilarious, and also features wonderfully funny illustrations of the continuing tribulations of Alvin Ho. About this latest volume, Heidi says:
Getting a new sibling is a pretty common theme in children's literature. Undoubtedly because for many children it is a big deal. But I doubt many books with that theme are as funny as this one.
Read the full review here.