Release Day Review: Sunny Sweet is So NOT Sorry by Jennifer Ann Mann

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Sunny Sweet is So NOT Sorry by Jennifer Ann Mann

Age Range: 8 and up

Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (October 1, 2013)

Series: Sunny Sweet #1

Genre: Contemporary/humor

Source: Won in a giveaway

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

We’ve all woken up on the wrong side of the bed. But have you ever woken up stuck
to the bed? Masha Sweet has. And there’s only one possible reason: her
little sister Sunny. Masha is used to Sunny’s evil genius ways, but the
glue Sunny used to secure a bouquet of plastic daisies to Masha’s head
is not coming out! The girls have to stay home from school and through a
bizarre turn of events, they wind up at the hospital. It’s the perfect
place to fix Masha’s head…but first they will (almost) contract a (not
so) killer virus, steal a cast, and lead the nurses on a wild goose
chase. When this is all over, Sunny Sweet is going to be so sorry!

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About the Author:

Born and raised in New Jersey, Jennifer did what every good Jersey girl
does…she headed into Manhattan for college. After receiving a degree in
Business and Economics, she began a career in finance as a research
analyst. One day while writing about contingent deferred sales charges
something snapped. Unable to write out even one more fee schedule, she
instead scribbled down a story about a little pig that could not stop
cleaning. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Chautauqua
Children’s Writing Workshop and The Cleanest Pig was published in Highlights for Children in 2006. The following spring she was the winner of the 2007 Highlights for Children Fiction contest for The Mysterious Egg. And in May of 2008, she was awarded the Editor’s Choice Author of the Month by the editors of Highlights. This coming fall, Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books will publish Jennifer’s debut novel, Sunny Sweet is So Not Sorry, the first book in the Sunny Sweet Series.

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My Thoughts:

This book is SUPER cute. I read it to my girls and they loved it. My oldest said that she wished there was a movie about Sunny and Masha Sweet!

Masha is an adorable character that has to put up with and suffer
through the “experiments” of her evil genius of a younger sister. There were
several times throughout the book that I laughed out loud. Sunny keeps
making life more and more miserable for poor Masha, yet Masha proves to
be a worthwhile role model as she continues to forgive and express love
for her sister.

I would gladly recommend this book to young boys and girls. It shows the
ups and downs involved with having a sibling, while making you smile
through the whole ordeal. And, it also made me grateful that I did NOT
have a sibling like Sunny, because I know I wouldn’t have been as
forgiving as Masha.

Illustrations:  There are approximately 2-3 black and white illustrations per chapter.  They give just enough to enhance the story without being too distracting.  It’s also nice for younger readers to have a visual aid.


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4 Comments

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    jenniferannmann.JAM
    October 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you so much for this review! I could not be happier that you laughed out loud. It made my day. (And I'm with your daughter, I wish there were a movie, too.)

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      reviewkidsbooks@gmail.com
      October 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      It would make an awesome movie. My kids are excited to see what kind of trouble Sunny stirs up in the next book. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Adriana Garcia
    October 3, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Loving this plot! It seems very original in it's own way. I would go crazy if I had a sister like Sunny. Thank goodness I have brothers although we've gotten into our share of messes too. Very cute <3

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      reviewkidsbooks@gmail.com
      October 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      I have brothers too. 🙂

      I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Sunny is so crazy!

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