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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel

Journey Beyond the Burrow, Rina Heisel, Mouse, Animals, Children's Books, Adventure, Forest,
Crouched in perfect stillness beneath a toadstool, Tobin sniffed the air. Wet, with a faint metallic odor.
A storm was coming, a big one. Lightning for sure. Not a good day for a mouse to venture too far from the Great Burrow. Tobin lifted his nose to the breeze again, performing the junior weather scout procedures dutifully: Sniff the air. Search the air. Feel the air.
He didn’t even need all three steps today. The odor of rain was obvious, the clouds sat heaped in the sky like a row of giant bears, and as for feeling the air – his tan-and-black speckled fur was already clumped together from the humidity. For the third time that afternoon, Tobin rubbed his cheeks, fluffing out his fur and whiskers. After all, whiskers used properly are a fine-tuned sensory tool. Drooping whiskers can’t do their job.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Anisha, Accidental Detective by Serena Patel & Emma McCann

Teaser Tuesday ~ Anisha, Accidental Detective by Serena Patel & Emma McCann

Anisha Accidental Detective, Serena Patel, Pink, Boy, Girl, Yellow Letters, Detective, Mystery, Children's Books
This time I selected two pages (90 and 91) so that the teaser makes sense!
Things happen fast then. The marquee erupts into a muddle of shouting and wailing and screeching. Aunty Suki yells at dad to “DO SOMETHING!” Dad shouts at everyone to “KEEP CALM!” Granny Jas tells Aunty Bindi not to be a drama queen – which DOES NOT HELP. Mum tries to get Aunty Bindi to “breathe through the pain”, which seems to make Bindi really angry and she says some bad words in Hindi. Mum goes a bit red in the face and mumbles that she was only trying to help. Everyone is yelling at everyone else, guests are shouting “helpful” suggestions and just as it’s all getting a bit out of hand, Manny and Mindy come running in with a big bucket of water and tip its entire contents over Aunty Bindy. SPLASH.
There is a stunned silence as Aunty Bindi gets to her feet, soaked from head to toe, with the brown gooey mehndi dripping off her. Belle the dog trots over, takes one sniff and runs away yelping. I put my head in my hands and wonder for the millionth time why my family can’t just be normal.
Byebye 2020, Helllooooo 2021 ~ Counting Down to 2021 with 2020 Favourites! #13: I Hope You’re Listening

Byebye 2020, Helllooooo 2021 ~ Counting Down to 2021 with 2020 Favourites! #13: I Hope You’re Listening

Purple, Flashlights, Forest, Podcast, Disappearance, Purple, Tom Ryan, I Hope You Are Listening, Mystery, Kidnapping,

Top 10 Books November 2020

Top 10 Books November 2020

Afternoon all!

Kay's Anatomy, Rent a Boyfriend, Shoe Wars, Top 10, November, Reading

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Teaser Tuesday ~ Shoe Wars

Teaser Tuesday ~ Shoe Wars

Golden, Shoes, Monster, Liz Pichon, Shoe Wars, Illustrations, Humour, Shoes, Children's Books, Brother/Sister, Family, Inventions, Inventor, Kidnapping, Competition, Award

I let Random.org select a page and it selected 162.

Ivor dropped the kids off at school and hurried his way through the gates of World of Wedge. It was the BIG SHOE presentation day, and everyone would be trying to IMPRESS Wendy by demonstrating their own Wedge shoe creations.
Ivor was hoping that his camera shoes would impress Wendy so much she’d forget about the flying shoes.