The clock on the wall says it's time to celebrate Kathy Erskine's brand new middle grade novel, The Absolute Value of Mike (Philomel, 2011)!
Before we proceed any further, please select your party shoes. You may choose between yellow sneakers,
or duck slippers (quacking optional).
Heck, let's go all the way. Put on this pink "Life is Good" cap while you're at it.
There now! Ready?
I was very excited to read Kathy's new book because I absolutely adored her National Book Award winner, Mockingbird (Philomel, 2010). Maybe you're thinking what I was thinking: How could she possibly top that? By showcasing her versatility and writing something completely different, of course!
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