“Howe’s text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti’s illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle’s bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in—it’s a winning combo. —School Library Journal Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who’d rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow. For Magnolia Mudd, her Uncle Jamie is the very best grown-up. He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That’s bad enough—but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL! No way is Magnolia tossing petals. But it turns out that Uncle Jamie’s new bride-to-be may be more fun that Magnolia ever imagined . . .
|Publisher:||Sterling Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Katey Howes is proud to be a geek. She loves physics and biology, reads everything from classic children’s lit to modern neuroscience, and has strong opinions about commas. A former physical therapist specializing in brain injury, Katey now divides her time between writing and raising kids with a love of books. In addition to her own blog about raising readers, Katey is a team member at All the Wonders and contributor to websites like The Nerdy Bookclub and Multicultural Parenting. Katey is a member of SCBWI and is very active in the kidlit community. Find her online at kateyhowes.com, on Twitter @kateywrites, and on Instagram @kidlitlove. Valerio Fabbretti is a comic artist and children's book illustrator. Originally from Rome, Italy, he now lives in San Francisco.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
My little guy LOVES this book! It's entertaining, inventive...LOVE Magnolia. She's a hoot, besides being smart and sassy. The illustrations jump off the page, making the entire book a beautiful edition to our library. It's a vibrant, exciting story. Hopefully we will see more like this in the future!