Becky is sure that turning ten on the tenth day of the tenth month will be magical. The whole class is invited to her party, including Chad, the cutest boy in the fifth grade. So is Darlenie-the-Meanie. Becky wants to look cute for her party, but all her plans soon go wrong. Really wrong. The magic of turning ten disappears before she even has a chance to blow out her birthday candles. Things get so bad, she refuses to go to her own party. Becky wonders if the Curse of the Double Digits will jinx her forever.
©2012 Lynn Kelley (P)2013 Lynn Kelley
This book really reminds me of the 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day'.
Amanda Terman's voice is engaging and clear. I can't wait to listen to other performances by her.
This book captures what it feels like to be ten and how ten year olds think. Kids can really relate to it and the narrator brought the characters to life.
It was a fun, goofy and engaging story to listen to--it turned out to be absolutely perfect for a road trip! A good length, and fun enough to keep everyone alert! Definitely would listen again! The narrator did a superb job balancing lightheartedness necessary for a children's story, dynamic range and emotion suited to the plot, and a well articulated, upbeat tempo.
My 7 year old was intrigued by this story, and I'm sure she'll relate to it even more so as she gets older, so we'll be sure to listen again.
We empathized with and were hoping for things to turn out good for the main character from the beginning and throughout the story.
Amanda has such a clear, engaging rhetoric that it was a joy to listen.
My normally wiggly 7 year old was glued to her seat, listening intently for what will happen next. We talked about the story for the days to come.
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