Thursday, January 15, 2015

Eclair Meets a Gypsy by M. Weidenbenner - Review


Cover Front - Gypsies 04Éclair Meets a Gypsy

M. Weidenbenner, Author Melody Duval, Illustrator AWARD-WINNING and BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Kay Kline, retired first-grade teacher, “A fun chapter book with just enough magic and reality. Adults will enjoy it too!” Vie Herlocker, author and editor, “Funny...entertaining... Éclair resembles a modern-day Junie B. Jones.” “Kid-friendly… page-turning fun… adventure with real-life challenges,” said Crystal Bowman, best-selling children’s book author and speaker. Early Reader for girls first – third grade. (6-8 years old) Eccentric Grandma Stella is taking in boarders. Not the kind that talk, but the kind that neigh. Horses. When seven-year-old Éclair meets the first boarder and its owner, a girl Éclair’s age who’s dressed like a gypsy, the girl says her horse can read minds and will cast a spell on Éclair. Does the horse really have magic? If so, maybe the horse could make Éclair’s secret wish come true.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading Eclair Meets a Gypsy. Eclair is a sweet little girl with a lot going on in her life. Her reactions to her little sister were great, since I've seen the same thing with my own girls. I love the horses in this book, and how Eclair interacts with them. Grandma Stella rocks. She sounds like a blast to be with.

I would recommend this book to parents looking for something sweet for their kids. It is a fast and easy read filled with a lot of fun. My eight year old read both of Eclair's books and she loved them. I plan to start reading them with my six year old next. I can't wait to find out with my girls what happens in Eclair's world next.


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michelle wAbout the author:

Michelle grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital she cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting, without drama, she discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews. When she’s not writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.

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 I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reading Eclair and sharing the story with your daughter! Yay! I love that you both enjoyed them and I hope they made you laugh a little. You'll have to research this horse breed. They're beautiful but a little wide, not a smooth-riding horse. I'll let you know when the next one is available. What kind of trouble do you think Eclair should get into in the next book?