Beagles and Books is excited to be part of the Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker Incognito Blog Tour organized by Rockstar Book Tours. It recently released on September 19, 2018.
About the Book:
Title: BEATRICE ZINKER UPSIDE DOWN THINKER INCOGNITO
Author: Shelley Johannes
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
In book two of the Beatrice Zinker series, Operation Upside is finally in full swing! But when Beatrice’s over-enthusiasm lands Mrs. Tamarack with a Strictest Certificate, the team has to scale back a bit. Lying low is not exactly Beatrice’s strong suit, especially when she sees someone who desperately needs to be recognized. But when the certificate meant for him falls into the wrong hands, Beatrice and Lenny have to find a way to widen their circle once again to save Operation Upside, and themselves, from trouble.
Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker was one of my first ARCs (advance reader copy) in my #bookexcursion group which consists of educators from all across the country who read, share, and post reviews of upcoming #kidit releases. I utterly love Beatrice for her spunk and individuality and was so excited when I found out that Shelley Johannes was writing a follow-up.
Incognito, the second book in the series immediately picks up from Book 1. It is the second week of third grade, and Beatrice and her best friend Lenny have officially yet secretly launched Operation Upside. They are ready to give the first UPSIDE award of the week to classmate Wes Carver who thoughtfully holds the door open for everyone daily. Then Beatrice gets the idea that the first award should go to her no shenanigans teacher, Mrs. Tamarak. Receiving an UPSIDE would put a guaranteed smile on Mrs. Tamarack’s face right? After secretly slipping the award into the stack of ungraded homework, Beatrice shares her good news with a very shocked Lenny. Lenny informs Beatrice that Mrs. Tamarack will not consider a most strict award to be a compliment. She is right, for Mrs. Tamarack is not amused. This mishap calls for Beatrice to go incognito for a while so that the identity of Operation Upside remains a secret. But if you know Beatrice, being inconspicuous is not one of her strengths.
After reading and loving the first Beatrice novel, I did not think it was possible to love her even more, but I so do! With Operation Upside, Beatrice’s mission is to spread happiness and who can argue with that? Beatrice and Lenny also demonstrate inclusiveness encouraging Chloe to see how Wes’ animal knowledge can benefit the veterinary club and befriending and recruiting new student Sam Diaz for Operation Upside. And of course, Shelley Johannes’ whimsical black felt tipped pen drawings of Beatrice and her friends make the book even more fun to read!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Before becoming an author-illustrator, Shelley began her creative career with ten years in architecture—where she fell in love with felt-tip pens, tracing paper, and the greatness of black turtlenecks. She currently lives in Metro Detroit Michigan with her husband and two sons.
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker is the first book she’s written. She looks forward to more upside down adventures with Beatrice.
3 winners will win a finished copy of BEATRICE ZINKER UPSIDE DOWN THINKER INCOGNITO, US Only. Click the link below to enter.
Join us on the other stops of this tour for more giveaway chances and to read more about Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker Incognito.
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10/9/2018- Christen Krumm– Review
10/10/2018- For the Love of KidLit– Spotlight
10/11/2018- BookHounds YA– Review
10/12/2018- Two Points of Interest– Review