Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Book Review: Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville

When an unpopular, unattractive girl is chased by a cruel classmate, she stumbles into a Magic Shop where she purchases an immortal talking toad.

I love Coville's Magic Shop Series. They are all so funny and can stand by themselves. So many series are tto alike; they become predictable and rote. Coville finds a way to make each Magic Shop book creative, witty and fun! His creativity inspires me!


Ian Sands said...

I too like Coville.. (side note. the year before we met he was a speaker at the SCBWI-NC Fall confererence.) However, this book didn't pop my tart like his other books have. Let me put it like this, it was no Monster's Ring. And now back to Christy in the studio....

C.R. Evers said...

awwwww man! I missed Bruce Coville by a year! That stinks! I would've loved to hear him speak.

Monsters Ring is good, but I have to say my favorite is the Skull of Truth.