Release Day Review of Sunny Sweet is SO Dead Meat by Jennifer Ann Mann


My kids love these books! My daughter also lent the first book to one of her friends and she loved it too. If you have a girl in the age range of 8-12, you should check out this series. The first book, Sunny Sweet is SO Not Sorry is only $1.99 for Kindle right now.

About the Book:

Sunny Sweet is SO Dead Meat by Jennifer Ann Mann

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

Grade Level: 3 – 6

Series: Sunny Sweet #2

Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (May 13, 2014)

Genre: Contemporary/Humor

Source: I requested an ARC, which the publisher provided at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars


When a bottle of ketchup explodes all over Masha Sweet, she thinks it’s an accident. She’s trying to be kinder to her little sister, Sunny, so she shouldn’t jump to conclusions…or should she? Turns out Sunny has devised a special science experiment that requires Masha to look totally weird all day. But Masha is not having it. If it kills her (or Sunny!) she will figure out how to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene. But add in a pair of little brothers who take Masha on a wild goose chase through the school, a short detour through a cemetery, and a run-in with a cute boy and this whole day is one big scene. Which just might be what Sunny had in mind…she is so dead meat!
This delightful series will charm any reader who has ever loathed or loved a sibling.

About the Author:

 JENNIFER MANN grew up in New Jersey, the second of four sisters. Her short stories have been published by Highlights for Children, where she won the Highlights for Children 2008 Fiction Contest. She lives in Boston in a giant house filled with kids and cats. Sunny Sweet is So Not Sorry was her debut novel.

My Thoughts:

The hilarious disaster continues! This is the second Sunny Sweet book,
and it is a ton of fun to read. I read the first book to my kids and
they loved it. They laughed over Sunny’s antics and everything poor
Masha had to endure at her sister’s hands. I requested an ARC from the
publisher for Sunny Sweet is SO Dead Meat, and there were squeals and
screams of delight from my daughters when it arrived. We read
it together and my kids loved it as much as the first one.

Sunny is a six year old genius that makes her older sister, Masha, the
subject of most experiments. In this book, Sunny sprays Masha with red
dye in order to conduct a social behavior experiment for a science fair.

Poor Masha has to put up with her younger sister and try to keep them
both out of trouble. Their adventure is hilarious and heartwarming. Even though Masha usually wants to wring Sunny’s neck, she is still a responsible and
caring older sister. The girls get into one scrape after another while
learning about themselves and each other along the way.

I would definitely recommend this series to middle grade kids that like realistic (contemporary) fiction and humor.

Content: Clean


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    May 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful review, Dena! I'm SO happy I was able to make your "little ladies" laugh!

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