I've now written/illustrated 15 books and have been reviewed hundred's of times. That said, I can't remember a reviewer "getting me" in a way that Tonja Drecker did in her wonderful Bookworm for Kids review this week of ALLY-SAURUS & THE VERY BOSSY MONSTER.
I know that doesn't mean much to those who may be reading this, but as someone who spends a year or more thinking nonstop about a story-the writing, the illustrations, the cover, the end pages, and even after that continues to tweak it until it's finally ripped out of my hands because of deadlines-it means everything.
"The power of imagination combines with an enthusiastic heroine to tame even the fiercest monsters of reality.
Ally and her friends love to pretend, and each has a favorite role they slip into--dinosaurs, a performer, and a bear. . .kind of. The three have so much fun until the new girl in the neighborhood, Maddie, steps in and wants to lay down tons of rules. All of which serve her purposes, of course. Ally and her friends want to be nice and try to play along, but at one point, things get out of hand.
Imagination flows from every page, letting its magic unfold as Ally and her friends are swallowed up in their own delightful worlds..."
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