Welcome to the blog tour organized by Mother Daughter Book Reviews for Miss Priss: On and Off the Court, book one in the new tween chapter series by Mom’s Choice Award winning writer-illustrator Team, "Brenjudy"! You may check the blog tour schedule here for reviews, author interviews, guest posts and book excerpts. Plus a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash!
About the Book
Priscilla Penelope Paxton is a witty ten year old whose inter-ests and curiosity land her in, sometimes, sticky situations. Dance classes, Girl Scouts, school assignments, friends and hanging out at her family's drug store, and the local Piggly Wiggly would leave any other person with no time for any-thing else.
Yet, the thrill of basketball and joining the Little Dribblers finds its way into Miss Priss' heart. Though this interest will prove to be a dream that requires overcoming the greatest of challenges; Mom’s opposition. A task that will require ingenuity, perseverance and a little help from some loved ones.
I'm very happy to have received a copy of Miss Priss: On and Off the Court for review. It is an entertaining and heart-warming read that is worth every minute I spent on it. The story is told with a great sense of humor from the perspective of a ten-year-old girl. I couldn't help but smiling the whole time I was reading the book, except for the moment when Priscilla finally convinced her mom of her talent for basketball - I was in tears before I knew it! The main character Priscilla (Miss Priss) feels so real and relatable, with her unique personality, her own set of strengths and weaknesses, and her well-intentioned actions contrasted by the series of mishaps that they led to.
This is an inspiring coming-of-age story that follows an opinionated, strong-willed, self-motivated teenager as she grows through her mistakes, discovers her passion, sets her goal, and makes every effort to follow her dream. As the story progresses, it touches upon important topics like friendship, family, team work, sportsmanship, anti-bullying, and taking responsibility for one's own actions. My favorite line from the book is the words of encouragement from Priscilla's dad: "Sometimes you just have to stick up for what you believe in and keep working at it until your dreams come true."
As my son plays on a basketball team, he's really excited to read this book, especially the lively scenes of Priscilla and her teammates practicing and playing in the championship game. I'd highly recommend Miss Priss: On and Off the Court to all tweens and teens looking to fight for their dreams or to find out what they are passionate about.
About the Author
Judy Phillips is an educator with over twenty years of experience and is currently a counselor at Samuel Houston Elemen-tary School in Huntsville, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and a Master of Education degree in Coun-seling from Sam Houston State University.
Phillips volunteers locally with university students through local ministries and mentor programs.
About the Illustrator: Brenda Nichols
Brenda Nichols was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and is an educator at university level, with over twenty years of experience. She is currently the Head Women's Basketball Coach and Professor of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Nichols holds an Associate of Arts degree from Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas, a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a Master's degree from The University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.
Nichols volunteers locally by mentoring students and through motivational speaking engagements at schools and various civic organizations.
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