Monday, August 1, 2011

Just Grace and the Double Surprise by Charise Mericle Harper

Grace can't wait for her best friend Mimi's new baby sister to arrive. She has lots of great plans for how to teach the baby to call her Grace - not Just Grace, just Grace - and to stay away from cats because Mimi is allergic. The waiting is more than she can stand! But just when she thinks the little girl is going to arrive, Mimi (and Grace) are in for a surprise! And that's not all - Grace's parents have another surprise for Grace. It's a double surprise!

Grace's way with words, love of cartooning, and insight into people's behaviour are at the centre of this fun book in the Just Grace series. I love how she talks and how she understands people, and how she's constantly being surprised and recalibrating her ideas about the world. Her thoughts about how someone can react to news differently whether you're having a good day or a bad day, for instance, definitely struck a chord withe me. I'm a latecomer to this series, but Grace and her future books have won a place on my to read shelf.

I read an advanced reading copy at NetGalley.

See more at Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper
Still Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper
Just Grace Walks the Dog by Charise Mericle Harper
Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu by Charise Mericle Harper

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