Yes, I'd recommend to a friend, especially a friend who was a child in the 1960s or 1970s.
The author's narration lent authenticity and charm to the story.
I listened to "She got up off the couch" first. Absolutely loved it! Haven Kimmel is an excellent author and the perfect narrator. Zippy is not quite as good as the second book but still a really wonderful book. If you were a kid in the 70's you will probably love this book.
This was a cute - fun read - Zippy is a very unique girl and comes from a unique family. The short stories that tell her life are funny and you can imagine them happening to you. Can't wait to hear the other book from Haven.
This book was such fun. The narration, done by the author, was such that you could almost see Zippy, well, zipping about. She sounds adorable and the book was very enjoyable to me.
They say that still waters run deep and I believe that Zip is an example of this -- she thinks and feels deeply. I loved it.
This book is a must-"read" for anyone born before 1965. I found, however, that the book was presented in 2-parts, but both parts were exactly the same ... ? Excellent, none-the-less!
Someone who didn't grow up in a tiny town in the midwest.
A different reader would have improved the experience overall, but as for story, if they would've joined the random stories together to form a point or lesson of some kind. All the stories were entirely disjointed. It was like listening to someone from the old folks home just talk and talk about their "interesting" life when nothing even vaguely significant actually happens. There was one bit where she was investigating a secret regarding a schoolmate's older brother, which was actually the only part of the book that lifted it out of the Entirely Boring category, but then she solved the mystery, described it in one tiny paragraph, and that was the end of it. She could've spoken more about what this meant for the sister of the guy, or like what it meant for the town, or maybe referenced her later, but nope. That was the end of it.
The voice was very softspoken and girlish, which would've been fine for a different book I think? I don't know, her voice didn't flow very well, it seemed like this was her first or second time reading out loud.
Yes, it was inspiring to me that so many people could read a terrible book and think its great. I'm considering writing my own book since apparently the smallest bit of effort rewards success.
Book Disappointment is the greatest disappointment of all. I don't mean to sound so harsh but I'm frustrated by not having a good experience with this read, and no one I know has even heard of this ridiculous bit of literature, so I have no one to complain to.
It is a good somewhat funny story, but not credit worthy. It's a quick story, so just read the book. I didn't find myself looking forward to hearing this one, I just wanted next month to come to have more credits.