Jesper Jinx A+ Children’s Literature Book Review

Jesper Jinx A+ Children’s Literature

Jesper Jinx A+ Book Review
Jesper Jinx A+ Children’s Book Review.

 

Jesper Jinx A+ Children’s Book Review.For Jesper Jinx A+ was probably not on his report card. But your kids will give him an A+ for his crazy antics. Ooha, thanks for introducing Jesper Jinx,  and for sharing your review with Always Write. Ooha blogs at overratedsensibilities.wordpress.com.

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Meet Jesper Jinx A+ Entertainer

Jesper Jinx is just so much fun!

Marko Kitti’s 11 yr old creation has many tricks and treats up his sleeves for the young (and old) unsuspecting reader. My favorite parts of the books are always the ones where the author is pulling you into the story, making you a part of it, involving you as an integral character through his secrecy agreements and promises and side note-chapters.

Jesper Jinx comes alive off the page because of such ingenious techniques. Over the course of the 4 books, there is also a clear improvement of narration and by the time the 4th bookends, you just wish you had the fifth one in your hands already.

Source: Jesper Jinx series (1 to 4)

Meet Marko Kitti, Author

Marko Kitti is a Finnish writer and illustrator. He is best known for his humorous Jesper Jinx children’s book series.

You can follow Marko on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/MarkoKitti and on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/JesperJinx or visit The Official Jesper Jinx Website at http://www.jesperjinx.co.uk

Meet Ooha.

I’m a doctor preparing for my post graduation (residency) entrance exams. In my free time, I attempt to read and review books. I read all sorts of fiction. I’m open to suggestions, to try out new genres and I’m always searching for a book that leaves its mark on me long after its closed. I also write, but mostly it’s therapeutic of a sort.

Please check out Ooha on her blog. She carries a heavy load and still manages to blog. Please reward her hard work. Share her post. 🙂

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Flying Across the United States Is A Great Time to Read

I could have watched movies if I had downloaded the United app on my computer or iPhone BEFORE the plane took off. I downloaded it before I boarded to go home, but I was already engaged with Winn-Dixie, and it was more trouble than it was worth to figure out how to use the free movie service.  Books are more accessible.

You  can read Because of Winn-Dixie by Katie DiCamillo in about an hour and a half. Mama Cormier suggested this book because she thought it sounded too similar to the one I am rewriting now. Di Camillo uses a simple style which includes repetition without being unbearable. I enjoyed Opal’s adventures, yet is well-suited to a ten-year old’s reading level. It reminded me of a picture book for younger children only the author used words instead of drawings.

Opal’s mother left her with her preacher-father when she was young. At age ten she and her father moved to a new community.  Opal’s new misfit-type friends made her feel welcome as she introduced them to her new dog found in the grocery store, Winn-Dixie. Opal, in turn, drew these strangers together into her new community, enriching their lives.  I wish I’d written this one!

Because of Winn-Dixie

I finally finished Writing the Breakout Novel by  Donald Maas. I do this every time I sit down to write – read about writing. It makes me indecisive because I start one thing, then hate it, and start over. My manuscript gets chewed up before it even gets halfway done.  Nonetheless, I think it improves some each time. At this point, I haven’t written a good word in a week, which is 1/4th of the time I have to write. I can’t blame that on Donald Maass. This might be a better book to read between writing exercises, rather than during NaNoWriMo. But DO read it.

Writing the Breakout Novel

Finally, Change of Life by Anne Stormont lapsed over into my regular schedule because my iPhone tells me it took five hours to read, and I started it just before we reached San Francisco.

I would have been happy to write this book also. With an enlarged family of characters and only a few outsiders Stormont manages to inflict everything horrible on the heroine that can possibly happen. She does things to that poor woman, that I just couldn’t bear to do in my Girls on Fire novel. She’s not very nice to her husband either. I cried a few tears with her, but I didn’t put the book down until the resolution. I think the worst secret, saved for the last pages might be little overplayed, for today’s reader, but for the time period in which it happened, not so much. Her husband kept the secret until 2009, and by that time, I didn’t think it should have had the painful impact on the heroine that the book seemed to imply that revealing the secret would cause.  I recommend this book, especially for women battling breast cancer. If I  am diagnosed with cancer, I’ll give this book to my husband!

Change of LifeThe other book I started to read, and closed quietly was The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman. I thought this book would help me write a successful first page to my new novel, but it drug me all over the writing process.  It would take me an agonizing two hours and fourteen minutes to complete the remaining 81% of the book. Instead I opted to try to sleep my way to Philly with my seatback fully reclined at 89 degrees, every itchy inch of my dry skin making me want to crawl out of it, and shivering in the controlled airplane climate under layers of thermal and flannel wrapped in a down coat.  Sorry Noah.