Your child will love reading A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By The Ocean: By Kir Fox and Shelley Coats!
A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By The Ocean: By Kir Fox & Shelley Coats
In A FRIENDLY TOWN THAT’S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN! (Disney-Hyperion; On Sale: April 17, 2018) by Kir Fox (aka Kirsten Hubbard) and M. Shelley Coats (aka Michelle Schusterman), Davy’s fifth grade class uncovers the secrets of their peculiar town in a series of linked tales that pair the whimsy of Sideways Stories from Wayside School with the delightful eeriness of Welcome to Night Vale.
Welcome to Topsea, the strangest place you’ll ever visit. In this town, the coves are bottomless and the pier has no end in sight. There’s a high tide and a low tide… and a vanishing tide. Dogs are a myth, but mermaids are totally real. And seaweed is the main ingredient in every meal—watch out, it might just start chewing you back!
New kid Davy definitely thinks Topsea is strange. His mom keeps saying they’ll get used to life in their new town—it’s just the way things are on the coast! But after his first day at Topsea School, Davy finds himself wondering: Why is his locker all the way at the bottom of the school swimming pool? Why can’t anyone remember his name? (It’s Davy!) And why does everyone act like all of this is normal?!
Why Kids Love This Book!
This book is wacky and fun! Kir Fox and Shelley Coats have a childlike sense of humor that captures the lighthearted side of life. Things are so backwards and fun in Topsea. For any child that is bored easily with other books, try out A Friendly Town. Kids relate to Davy, as they try to understand the craziness of Topsea and the hilarity of this abnormal seaside town.
About Kir Fox (AKA Kirsten Hubbard)
Kir Fox is the pen name of author Kirsten Hubbard. This is the first book Kir has authored under this name. As Kirsten Hubbard she has published quite a few young adult books.
I found a fantastic interview with both authors on the Jean Book Nerd blog. You have to check it out! Like did you know Kir Fox wrote her first novella in 6th grade? If you go over today you can even enter to win a book giveaway!
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