I received this book at no cost from the publisherBeatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker: Incognito by Shelley Johannes
Published by Disney-Hyperion on September 18, 2018
Title: BEATRICE ZINKER UPSIDE DOWN THINKER INCOGNITO
Author: Shelley Johannes
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
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.
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.
This is a very fun read suitable for children from first through fourth grade and probably their parents looking for a read out loud book for those just beginning with chapter books. Even though this is the second installment, I quickly caught on to Beatrice and her diverse group of friends. I really wish I had a chance to read the first book since so much of this one builds upon that book. The humor and empathy that these kids show each other is done in such a way that it is very believable.
Beatrice is somewhat impetuous and I mean that in a good way except when it comes to her teacher who doesn’t take kindly to the way she acts. Like most intelligent kids I have known, she puts her imagination to work overtime and in such a way that she brings in new friends who might have missed connections otherwise. I loved reading this fun-filled chapter book that is full of humorous line drawings.
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