Posted in Blog Tour, Younger Readers Age 9-12

Lets kick off my Saturday blog tours with a review for Middle School Mayhem 1 – Down with the Dance by C.T Walsh

My Review

Today I am sharing my review for a fun story that will capture kids imaginations as they meet Austin, his brother Derek and the very unpopular headmaster.

Derek and Austin are brothers who although born within the same school year don’t particularly get on due to very different personalities. When Austin meets Sophie and decides he wants to ask her to the dance, Derek steps up and does all he can to stop Austin in his tracks.

A fun and engaging story with great descriptions that includes some illustrations scattered throughout the pages. This will make kids laugh and also want cower in the corner when Principal Buthaire is on the war path. I liked the age group this book was targeted at and think the younger kids will be keen to keep reading and discover whether Austin manages to stop his brother ruining the school dance.

This is the first book in the series and after a promising start which I am sure will capture your child’s imagination, I look forward to reading more by this author.

Book Blurb

Meet Austin Davenport, whose fabulous luck landed him on this earth only eleven short months after his brother, Derek, putting them in the same grade. While Austin’s brain power is unmatched, it appears as if his brother got all the athletic gifts and the family butt-chin, meaning their parents love Derek more than Austin, or so it seems. 

Join Austin on his journey through the tumultuous waters of middle school as he navigates the swampy and undeodorized hallways and explores the depths of the cafeteria’s seafood surprise. 

Oh, and someone is plotting to take down the Halloween Dance, the one that Austin has his sights set on, so he can take Sophie Rodriguez, a girl way out of his league, but who doesn’t seem to know it.  

Can he stay one step ahead of the new principal who has it out for him? Will Austin figure out who the perpetrators are? Will he save the dance in time? Will he wear a diaper on a stakeout?  

This first in a planned series of twelve will have you ROFLing like you never have before. 

The funny and fast-paced nature of this series is meant for middle grade and early young adult readers.

Available to purchase here

Meet the Author

Besides writing fun, snarky humor and the occasionally-frequent fart joke, I love spending time with my family, coaching my kids’ various sports, and successfully turning seemingly unsandwichable things into spectacular sandwiches, while also claiming that I never eat carbs. I assure you, it’s not easy to do. I know what you’re thinking: this guy sounds complex, a little bit mysterious, and maybe even dashingly handsome, if you haven’t been to the optometrist in a while. And you might be right.

My goal with my writing is to engage young readers with fun and adventure. With so many competing forms of entertainment available to our kids (and so many of them mindless), I really try to provide a reading experience like no other.

I value the importance of combining fun with learning and life values. My stories are humorous and adventurous with strong characters and solid life lessons with some potty humor sprinkled in. You gotta give the kids what they want…Hey, it’s better to read fart jokes than to play video games, right?

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to help with the cover reveal and for all the wonderful books you invite us to read.

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Thanks for visiting Love the Smell of a Book today and I hope you have a great day!

Kel x

Author:

I am a total bookworm who loves nothing more than to lose herself in a book. My pile of books to read is teetering higher and higher as there are not enough hours in the day compared to how many old and new amazing books there are out there to read. I love to read in my spare time and books are a massive part of our household. I feel really lucky that Daisy also loves losing herself in the amazing worlds the authors are creating for us and neither of us ever go very far without having a book to hand as you never know when an opportunity to read may present itself.

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