If you’re a word maven with a penchant for adventure, this book is for you. Even if you don’t quite fit that description, you might find the Bland Sisters an interesting—or shall we say uninteresting—pair. The sisters lead dreary lives—they each eat a cheese sandwich on day-old bread and drink a glass of flat soda for lunch every day. Their hobby is reading the dictionary and they darn socks for a living. One day, intrepid adventure comes knocking at their door, literally.
The Bland Sisters’ heaps of wry humor made us laugh out loud more than a few times and is one reason why the book makes an excellent read-aloud. Kudos to Kara LaReau and Jen Hill for the best idea for chapter header concepts/illustrations that we’ve seen in a long time. Head over to Kara LaReau's blog to read about how quirky Jaundice and Kale came to life in this smart and terrific middle grade book for ages 8-12.
We’re giving away a copy of The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina. This giveaway is open to US residents and ends Thursday, February 22, at 11:59 PM PST. Head over to this Instagram post to enter.