❍ Bettina Restrepo makes up lies (stories) and works in her pajamas.
❍ She hears voices in her head. (sort-of)
❍ She watches the world and absorbs their stories.
❍ She walks the dog twice a day (not in her pajamas).
❍ She can’t function without a nap or read a map (really).
❍ She tells stories in afternoon carpool about dogs, storm troopers, and boys who drive soda trucks.
❍ Occasionally, she makes dinner (badly).
❍ Sometimes, she speaks with an accent (randomly).
❍ Mostly, she knows enough to get herself into trouble, not out of it.
❍ She is a writer of stories that matter and speak deeply to the heart..
-listed by Booklist as one of the top ten children debut novels for 2011! Read More…
- An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
- On the 2012 TAYSHAs recommended reads for 2012.
(In other words, it’s uber cool, because librarians and book people say so. I totally and most humbly agree.)