Monday, March 28, 2011
MIMOSAS, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER
By Livvy Avery from Sara Rosett's MIMOSAS, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER
Hi. My name is Livvy Avery. I am eight years old. I’m doing this post-thingy to help my mom. She’s soaking in the bathtub and Dad says not to bother her. My mom’s job is helping people straighten out their messes. She’s been over at Aunt Abby’s house helping her organize her closets. Aunt Abby isn’t really my aunt, but she acts like an aunt. She polished my toenails bright red last time I stayed at her house and she has this fluffy white cat that I play with. Anyway, Aunt Abby’s closets must have been pretty bad because mom said she would be in the tub for a long time because Aunt Abby’s closets were just like Nathan’s room. He’s my little brother (he and Dad are playing basketball right now) and mom always says Nathan is chronically unorganized. I’m not sure what that means, but I don’t think it’s good.
We just got back from a trip to visit my grandparents in Alabama. It was kind of sad because Great Grandpa Franklin passed away (I learned that means someone died) and we stayed for the funeral, but mom said it was good that we were there because Nathan and I could help cheer everyone up. A bunch of weird stuff happened, too, like Grandpa Franklin’s casket going missing and there was a house fire, which Nathan thought was the coolest thing in the world because a real live fire truck came. It had its lights on and everything. I didn’t like it, though, because my new book was in the house. I couldn’t believe that my favorite author lived in Grammy’s town. She (the writer!) signed the book for me and everything and if it had burned up in the house that would have been the absolute worst thing in the whole world because then I couldn’t have taken it to show-and-tell. It all turned out to be okay, but the author lady, well, mom said she made some bad choices. I still like her books, though.
Okay, I guess that’s all. I have show-and-tell again tomorrow. I read in my Science for Kids book that if you put baking soda and vinegar together you get a chemical reaction. I’m going to check and see if it’s true. Then it will be time for me to get in bed and read. Mom wants me to read The Secret Garden, but I’m not too sure about it. The garden part sounds like one of mom’s books she keeps on the coffee table about plants and flowers and things. I don’t know…it does have “secret” in the title. Do you know any good kid’s books?
Sara’s sixth book, a mystery with a Southern flare, MIMOSAS, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER, is out this week. Visit www.SaraRosett.com for more info, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.