by Shelly (I read kids books) Brown
So this came out TODAY and here are my two cents on
Alright I loved this story for several reasons.
Reason #1: I have a 10 year old son and the voice in this book is spot-on
Reason #2: My 10 yo son picked it up right away and started reading it. What surprised me more is that my 8 yo daughter picked it up as well and has passed my son up. She seems to really enjoy it.
Reason #3: It's fun and fast paced like a Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Captain Underpants but without the icky/naughty parts. I don't have super strong feelings about the other books. We actually have them in our house (as well as Ook & Glock) but it's like the same thing but without the crude stuff. (Alright they do say the word toot. I'll let that slide ;)
Reason #4: There is a good message. Even good for me. But since Jacob is a 6th grader it is very much a 6th grader's POV on the message. He struggles with it and it doesn't get tied up in a nice little bow. I like things that don't get tied up in a nice little bow.
Reason #5: It's funny. I like funny.
Now for the disclaimer: This is put out by Deseret Book and is overtly LDS. Jacob goes to church and references LDS scriptures occasionally.
I love a good book for kids. I actually begged my son to bring home the Origami Yoda/Darth Paper books from his library so that I could read them after he did. So fun! I read Jacob's Journal of Doom in 2 days while I did my chores around the house. (Yes, that kind of multitasking leads to injuries) It is a simple entertaining read.
I am impressed with Kenneth Pike (husband of Aprilynne Pike) and Isaac Stewart's joint venture. I look forward to more in the future.
P.S. There are some fun How-to-Draw videos on their website HERE