Disney-Hyperion sent me a book and is partnering with me for a giveaway. All opinions are my own.
I love reading. Whenever I have any free time you can usually find me reading a book. Fortunately, my kids all love reading as well, so we are always reading books together. One of the latest books my 10-year-old Brooklyn and I just read is Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker. Reading books together with my kids allows us to not only enjoy the story together but gives us special bonding time as well as an opportunity for me to help them understand words or parts of the book they may not otherwise know.
One thing that is really important to me is encouraging my girls to be unique. I want them to stand out and have their own personalities. I love that this book shows a girl who isn’t afraid to do just that.
What we loved about the book
The book Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker is about a girl named Beatrice and her best friend Lenny (Elanor). They are starting third-grade and the book centers mostly on their first day of school. It is a long fun adventurous day and we loved following along with all of the misadventures, bright ideas, positive thinking and unique perspectives that Beatrice shared. This has, in turn, encouraged my daughter to think of things a whole new way and she has been doing some “upside down thinking” of her own!
Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.
Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands . . . for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade. But when Beatrice shows up at school dressed in black, Lenny arrives with a cool new outfit and a cool new friend. Even worse, she seems to have forgotten all about the top-secret operation they planned!
Can Beatrice use her topsy-turvy way of thinking to save the mission, mend their friendship, and flip things sunny-side up?
About the Author
Shelley Johannes previously spent ten years in architecture—where she fell in love with felt-tip pens, tracing paper, and the greatness of black turtlenecks. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker is the first book she’s written. Find her online at shelleyjohannes.com.
Enter to win your own copy
We are excited to be offering a giveaway for your own copy of Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker, a Branded pencil case and notepad, Plus a $50 Visa gift card for that Back-to-School look that is just so you!
This is open to US. Must be 18 or older. Sweepstakes will run from 9/22/17 through 9/30/17. This contest is not endorsed or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be contacted via email. The winner is responsible for contacting me within 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Prize is provided by Disney-Hyperion. Lovebugs & Postcards and Daddy by Day are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Good Luck!