Thursday, May 1, 2014
EJ Payne is a spunky 10-year-old girl with a very vivid imagination. Her daydreaming often gets her in trouble yet is her coping device to get through tough situations.
Annie Tipton has written a fun, silly and encouraging story in Diary of a Real Payne Book 1: True Story. I really enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read it to my kids. I think my 13-year-old daughter will think it's cute and like it because EJ's opinion of her little brother is how my daughter often feels about her little brother. My 4, 7 & 8 year-olds will enjoy the crazy situations EJ imagines and the reality that follows. I like that my kids will be exposed to good, clean, fun literature that points them to obeying God.
This book is probably best suited for upper elementary readers, 3rd-5th grades. It would also be a good read-aloud book that can be entertaining and encouraging to any group of kids.
I'm also looking forward the second book in this series, which was recently released: Diary of a Real Payne Book 2: Church Camp Chaos
*Special thanks to Barbour Publishing, Inc. through NetGalley.com for sharing this book in exchange for my honest opinion.