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Thursday, March 9, 2017

6th MMGM: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon and Dean Hale (review, giveaway)

Welcome to Day 9 of the 6th Annual March MG Madness, featuring Shannon and Dean Hale and their book, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
February 7, 2017
Disney Book Group
Source: from pub for review

Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel! After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, liked a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born! She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and dissuades vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl his archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go . . . NUTS?

Moving across the country and starting at a new junior high is never easy, especially when you’re a fourteen year old with a squirrel tail. And Doreen Green definitely has a squirrel other awesome squirrel-ish powers. But unlike the famous Avengers in NYC and Doreen’s hero, She-Hulk in California, Doreen must keep her tail, ability to talk to squirrels, and other powers, a secret...which is really hard when Doreen makes an actual non-squirrel friend, accidentally keeps saving the day, and becomes the target of a new Super Villain. Doreen’s life is seriously about to get NUTS!

Squirrel Girl may not be as famous as other Super Heroes, but after reading The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, she’ll become your new favorite hero on the scene! Shannon and Dean Hale have brought Squirrel Girl to life for a new generation, in a super fun, super exciting, and super entertaining way.

Chock full of unforgettable characters, crazy adventure, and laugh-out-loud funnies, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World is the right kind of nutty...seriously, this book made me gigglesnort! There are lots of witty Marvel jokes and tidbits (Doreen actually texts with several Marvel characters) and readers will enjoy watching some of their favorite Super Heroes pop up. Told through various POV’s (Doreen, Ana Sofia, Tip the Squirrel, the evil villain MicroManager), this story unfolds in the most engaging and pitch-perfect voices. The Hales have cleverly combined both Doreen’s human world and Tip’s surprisingly complex squirrel world (with an awesome squirrel language and slang), and young readers will get a kick out of both worlds.

Doreen, aka Squirrel Girl, with her funny footnotes, can-do attitude, and optimism, is full on delightful and irresistible! I loved every moment I spent with Squirrel Girl and would totally be her BFF. From Doreen, to fierce Ana Sofia, brave Tippy, Doreen’s adorkable parents, and her eclectic peers, every page of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World is bursting with great characters.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World is for everyone: fans of Squirrel Girl, those meeting her for the first time, Marvel fanatics, etc. Pure fun and charm from beginning to end, this is one comic inspired book not to miss!

And I’ll leave you with this Squirrel Girl saying:
I’m here to kick butts and eat nuts. And I’m ALL OUT OF NUTS!”

Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed Books of Bayern series. She has written three books for adults, including the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), companion book to Austenland. She co-wrote the hit graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale. They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig.

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Jane said...

I am rooting for Squirrel Girl. I can't wait to read her story.

Danielle H. said...

I think I'd be a cat--stealthy, excellent hearing and eyesight, and very limber for jumping and falls.

Slowsly said...

Just mention Squirrel and you have my attention. This sounds like a wonderful book.

Lynnette said...

Maybe I'd be a fox - wily, agile, sneaky.

Reid Harris Cooper said...

I have searched two bookstores while out for this and have been unsuccessful. To win some Squirrel Girl would be grand.

(imagine this text smaller: winning isn't exactly grand, but it is cool).